Snap judgments can be a useful tool in saving time. The problem is they are based on irrational behavior and biases to protect our world view.
If you are going to insist someone is wrong, eventually, you have to do the reading.
Audiobooks, YouTube videos are fine. But reading, the physical act of picking up a book, marking pages, writing notes, folding corners, totally engaging yourself in the material, working through problems to reach a better understanding is what is needed to make our gut decisions better.
Judging books by their cover is simply not enough in this golden era of access to information.