As someone who’s been reading mostly YA for the last year (because of the MFA program) with a salting of Books For Adults, I can honestly say that it’s been one of the best reading years of my life because of all the fine work in that arbitrarily-defined field (past and current). I write YA because that’s what I write.
Now Jeff has a list of the reasons why he doesn’t read YA, which makes me kinda sad. (And, yes, I realize these are–mostly–tongue-in-cheek.) But, hey, as long as teens are reading it, I don’t mind so much.