Well, screw that.
I love a solid literary novel, but I absolutely loathe readers/reviewers that denigrate genre fiction. Everybody reads for different reasons. Everybody has different tastes. To dismiss another person's reading pleasure is elitist and completely unnecessary. All it does is make the person making the statements feel superior. It's perfectly fine to say a book isn't for you, but if there is legitimately nothing technically wrong with it, I see zero valid reason to belittle those readers who do respond well to the book.
It's why I have such issue with a lot of academia. I've run smack dab into the same elitism and it infuriates me. Those books they think are such classics? Are completely unreadable to some people. And it's not because a person isn't smart enough. It's because reading is SUBJECTIVE. Your way of reading is not the only way. What you get out of it is not necessarily what I do. And you have no right to tell me that mine is ridiculous simply because it doesn't mesh with yours. It's called mutual respect. It shouldn't be such a hard concept to grasp.
The bulk of what I read is done so purely for escapism. There is nothing wrong with that. All people do when they act so superior about their reading material is make me want to avoid them at all costs. Which I do. And have done. That sort of elitist BS only shows how shallow they really are, and I would much rather have people of value in my life than any of them.