I like that, feel it applies. Of those I guess the skim reader's a jaywalker and the other's the guy at the crossing right-clicking the red man and choosing 'lookup'. I don't know the precise reason the sentiment toward darlings is so negative nowadays. Maybe it's because there's a lot out there that's fist-gnawingly bad; the lesser-practiced efforts of the hopeful and the aspirant, lost in delusion, pushing, too early, their stuff before the unwitting/un-wanting/soon the be confused reader. And so it gets read, dismissed, derided even. Attitudes are compounded and the jaywalker strides again. For me a writer should earn their 'poetic licence'. Bearing in mind the above it's understandable the no nonsense approach wins out — the propulsion of a story from beginning to end. And with that being so, has it being just so. Personally I want something with a bit of nonsense, some rhapsody, a bit of wax (highly buffed) on the lyrical. Modern life—bluergh—with less time to squander, mooting of points, and spotting of literary devices, for one to ponder—I get that that's why. Well I guess that that's why. But I like the charm that comes from a well-crafted elaborate piece. Purple, most often (imho), is the colour.