I'm officially fed up with authors who believe they live on a golden mountain and the only purpose readers serve is to keep that mountain growing.
The majority of authors I've encountered are kind, wonderful people, just like the readers. Then there are those who think readers should swallow whatever the author decides to feed them, and the readers should fork over their money and shut up until the next book.
Readers deserve no less than the best work an author can produce. Anything less is disrespectful.