Absolutely no sense at all.
I'm with David on this: JM simply is POEM DEAF and doesn't realize it himself.
He just doesn 't get it.
His problem was that he didn't have an editor himself who could tell him how utterly horrible his edits were. When Buk was gone there was no one left to hold him back.
One good thing though: he took good care of the manuscripts, didn't he? Lets give him that much credit. The manuscripts have, after all, preserved the original poems.
Like David said: he was a good poblisher ($$$) and a bad editor.