"Does anybody look up things in a book any more?)"

Well, I still go to A.E. Cunningham's bibliography in his "JV Critical appreciations etc., I find it useful ! No doubt it sits in electronic form here and there on the Web, as many other bibliographies. But I prefer handling the book and turning the pages... I feel like a dinosaur when doing that, mind you !

And Russell, you are entirely correct in your assessment. Although enthusiasm isn't to be blamed as such, it tends to get in the way of an objective approach, and it does not always do service to the cause it supports. As to the fits and bursts of intense dislike, personal or otherwise, as well as obsessions, they are to be looked upon with revulsion ... :moo