It’s nice to see them, while they can be useful in some cases, I don’t see them as crucial as other people claimed. I have definitely gone up to Eric’s and said “oh what is X’s portfolio like?” but that’s different that performing a methodical process of looking through many listings individually to try and find a common thread, which is not an easy thing to do. I’d recommend that newbies first look at the performance tab
and beyond that common sense things, like make sure their budget adds up to their final expense number
etc, make sure they have a budget, beware of desperation etc, could be done without ended listings,
but they can be useful occasionally.
I did a post once on what I look for in listings that couldn’t have been possible with listing hidden, so there are some uses.