Not having access to a developer or Enterprise version of SQL Server I find this topic hard to go into myself. Some of the SQL features used are only available on those versions for those wondering why I bring it up. Still I did quickly read trough the essential parts that make up the solution and the path followed to get there and got a bit of a bad feeling after reading it.
Searching for working methods is one thing, but what bugs me in this case is that the final output depends on query hints like OPTION (MAXDOP 1) that technically should not affect the output at all. The solution is relying on SQL Server implementation details that are unspecified by microsoft and are likely to change over time.
Even when implementation details do not change, maintainability is at risk because the technique breaks with the very useful concept of SQL itself. You ask a question and specify what information you want as output, in what order. It is then up to the database to deliver according to your specifications as best as it can, isolating you from the details on how it does it.
Imagine using the described technique and 4 years from now you move to a 4 processor, 12 core system and solid state disks. There turns out to be unexpected low performance and an expert is hired to see what is wrong. First thing that would get the boot would be the OPTION (MAXDOP 1). It would speed the result significantly and since such a hint SHOULD NEVER affect output it is unlikely to be noticed right away.
You see where I am going with this....it feels like playing dice with your data!