Yep, they are pains in the ass to those of us not involved.
When we get to flames, I usually skim instead of read. When they get too bad, I just skip.
For what it's worth, I passed on using blurbs from relatively well-known writer when they were basically generic, but I've also had great crit from decent writers who did bother to read my arcs before they commented.
Read, read, read. Write, write, write.
If you're not a writer: read, read, read, and read some more.
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