It seems there are two major camps on the topic of reading reviews from readers.
One camp believes reviews are for the readers and all the feedback the author needs is that received during edits and beta-reads.
The other side believes that an author can grow in their writing by reading what readers think.
So which viewpoint is right?
Well, that all depends on YOU as a writer. What works for some of your writing friends, might not be productive for you.
It’s important that you draw your own line on what is helpful vs what is distracting.