No, MacArthur used to have a comment on this on a Youtube clip but it appears to have vanished. MaCarthur was not happy about the NIV. He does not like it. But he acknowledged that a significant Christian population use the NIV. He wanted to reach them with the truth. He said he would do a study Bible using the NIV2011 if the publishers agreed he could use his notes (which strongly disagree with the egalitarianism of the NIV2011). They agreed. I believe MacArthur was sincere here. He wanted to reach people with the truth, not increase his profits.MacArthur's Study Bible is also now available in the deficient NIV2011 Translation (a translation so bad even the SBC condemned it). Was this an attempt to reach a greater audience...or a greater market?