Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hanel View Post
As far as textual criticism goes, what's needed is not more critical texts but better access to the manuscripts on which versions like the NA27 draw upon.

I wouldn't say so.
My opinion is that creating a critical text is the crowning achievement of a textual critics career.
It is one thing to gather evidence or discuss individual variants, but it is a completely different task, a more difficult and challenging one, to create a complete text. Everybody who tried to do this will agree.
Therefore my opinion is that textual critics should create more texts. They will learn a lot by doing so and the quality of their work will improve.