Sure, I love praise from people I respect - who doesn't?
Someone I respect writes to say about The Spiritual Brain:
"Wow, what a story. I want to let you know that I was sick at the end of last week and spent most of my sick-day reading your book. Wow. Excellent. Since I know your 'voice,' I could hear it loud and clear through the pages. I was absolutely captivated by the book and I learned a ton and found it thoroughly enjoyable. Great work, and thanks for all the time you put in. I can imagine recommending it to various friends in the future."
As long as they find it as much fun as you do ...