If you think Pete is smart enough to develop these magnificent roms, why do you think it is stupid of him to provide the update.zip method of installation? Would he really post instructions to install his roms that is less than satisfactory? If he thought the update.zip method was substandard wouldn't he be warning people against it's use at the very least. Or would he simply not offer that as a method to install his roms?
It is fine that you have the opinion that the nandroid method is best, but it is not ok for you state that opinion as being a fact. I firmly believe that Pete does not believe complaints are unfair based on which of his methods you used to installed his roms. And further more, I donate every single time I install one of his new roms and I believe that gives me the absolute right to let him know of any bugs or issues I have. I post mostly here, but I read Alldroid to make sure that our concerns are passed on to Pete. He is very active over there and views bug reports in the manner in which they are offered - a guide for him on what needs to go into the next upgrade.
Damn, I'm long winded !! (I'm tired of typing and I'm not going back to read all this crap to see if there are typo and such, just ignore them)