I have a love/hate relationship with comments. (As a reader) Part of the time it feels like I’m getting to have a fun conversation about the piece, but part of the time it feels like I rush to see what others think before I form my own opinion. I think too often I almost look to comments to see how I “should” feel, which isn’t a good thing, IMO.
As a writer, I’m delighted if I get a comment since I get so few! I’m sure it would be very consuming to get a lot. I’ve had people negatively pile on a post I made on Twitter, and it was awful.