There may be nothing that bothers me more than an author who doesn't know how to get to the point. I believe that our ability as humans to communicate is one of the most singular and important gifts that we have as a species. So it bothers me when I see people, shall we say, abuse the privilege. And one of the biggest errors of commission is when an author takes hundreds of words to get to the point of the article. As the reader, you are forced to wade through a huge chunk of the writing to figure out if it’s even something that is of interest to you.