its really only in America where he is controversial. He is widely loved and venerated in Orthodox countries. In Bulgaria, he is extremely controversial.
Our Metropolitan seems to like him and thinks Platina is wonderful.
"I will pour out my prayer unto the Lord, and to Him will I proclaim my grief; for with evils my soul is filled, and my life unto hades hath drawn nigh, and like Jonah I will pray: From corruption raise me up, O God." -Ode VI, Irmos of the Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos