Is the camino del Norte in August a terrible idea?

The question was:

I’ve been planning to walk the Camino del Norte from mid July this year, but the more I read on this forum the more I wonder if I should instead walk just the primitivo away from the crowds of tourists. 

Has anyone walked the northern way in July/August and could advise if the crowds take away from the magic enough for it to be worth reconsidering ?

Read the responses on if walking the Camino del Norte in August is a bad idea or not here on the forum.