I have a writer/reader friend who hates exclamation marks. Passionately.
I have to say I don’t care for them too much myself, and think they should be used sparingly. I ran across this F. Scott Fitzgerald quote in a book I’m editing that I thought I’d share:
“Exclamation marks–like laughing at your own jokes.”
I’m curious what other writing pet peeves people might have. Please feel free to post yours in the comments (or your own thoughts on exclamation points… Love them! Hate them. Inquiring minds want to know).