In 2006, the renowned physicist Freeman Dyson wrote a letter to his colleague Gerald Gabrielse regarding an advance in precision about measuring the magnetic moment of an electron. An excerpt of his letter is quoted in a news report available on the CERN website.
Dear Gerald...As one of the inventors [of QED], I remember that we thought of QED in 1949 as a temporary and jerry-built structure, with mathematical inconsistencies and renormalized infinities swept under the rug. We did not expect it to last more than 10 years before some more solidly built theory would replace it...Now, 57 years have gone by and that ramshackle structure still stands...It is amazing that you can measure her dance to one part per trillion and find her still following our beat. With congratulations and good wishes for more such beautiful experiments, yours ever, Freeman Dyson.
Does anyone happen to know where the full letter is located? I'm trying to study the history behind the development of QED, and to my understanding, Dyson actually left the field after he realized that his series connecting the theories of Feynmann, Schwinger, and Tomonaga diverged under certain circumstances. From the excerpt, it appears that Dyson is still deeply critical of the theoretical footing of the theory despite praising its agreement with experimental results, though I would feel confident in wagering this opinion if the full letter was available.