Observers are praising the amateur explorers for their restraint in turning the find over to professionals without inadvertently damaging its scholarly value.
From Steve Muhlberger's blog:
This post from the Independent (UK) has two very interesting points. First, the discovery is being called the "largest and most important" Viking hoard found in Britain since 1840, which is a long time. Second, responsible metal detectorists found and properly handled the discovery.