While in college, I really got into Fr Alexander S. Growing up in a very Greek parish, but being very American the other 6 days of the week, I thought it was amazingly neat that Fr Alexander was involved in the growth of the OCA's autocephaly - something I was quite keen on at the time. He really helped me stay Orthodox during college, too, when those people come knocking on your door saying you're going to hell if you don't accept Jesus this very minute
I wasn't very well informed to battle them on my own!
In reading some other viewpoints of Father Alexander S in recent years, I can see why some worry about his writing. Blessed Father Seraphim Rose was not a big fan of his, and from what I know, really thought that Father Alexander Schemann was quite Orthodox in his heart, but didn't appropriately express Orthodoxy to help others to feel the inner peace.
Fr Alexander S's writings are extremely abstract -- his work that I find the most interesting and readable are his Journals, published by SVS -- they really get into his daily life, and one can see how it revolves around the Church. He does go to some length to accuse ROCOR of being "prideful," something I find somewhat out of line.
The bottom line is, I don't know how to interpret Father Alexander S. I don't relish his writings as much as I used to -- I find the writings of the Church Fathers and others to be more spiritually beneficial these days. I was at a General Confession once, and I think it's totally hokey and stupid, and I thank God that my parish doesn't practice it! (We are under Bishop Tikhon of the diocese of the West, and from what I hear, he doesn't like it either!)
I was very pleased to read that Father Alexander S and Father Seraphim Rose reconciled shortly before the latter's death. Maybe they are just two different styles of 20th century Orthodoxy??
Maybe I'm developing into a curmudgeonly old traditionalist!