Pull quotes make me crazy
Mike Pick
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Just considering a web devs tech nerdy point of view, you are totally right.

But:

… just like all other things, there is more to pull quotes than this. As stated above by others, pull quotes can – when done right – give an overview of the underlying content. By this, it is easy to decided to read a very long text or to let it be.

So please leave them alone.