>Why would he not be recommending this for the D7000?
Maybe it's connected with this statement from the "About" section of his website:
"I have the energy and sense of humor of a three-year old, so remember, this is a personal website, and never presented as fact."
The last time I looked I spotted a couple of small errors in his table about the 70/80-200mm Nikkors.
Personally, I put almost no trust at all in any recommendations he may make, as his prime purpose seems to be to attract web traffic through making controversial remarks rather than to educate and inform.