I think people can get a bit caught up in the honours thing, thinking it's political, or archaic, blah, blah, blah.
It appears I am the only person who used the term "archaic," so, therefore, I can only assume your comment is directed towards me.
I cannot honestly say I have been "caught up in the honours thing" because, frankly, this has caused nary a ripple, let alone a splash, on the Canadian/American radar. If not for being an ardent fan of Andy, scant populous would be informed of this honour in our neck of the woods.
Therefore, I will simply reiterate my original comment:
I don't really care about the Queen's honours list, unless Andy does.
Andy is my main focus. If he is thrilled, I am more than thrilled for him.