The most useless and pointless advice you can get (or give) about fundraising is this:
I wouldn't respond to that.
Nobody (including you) should pay any attention to what you wouldn't respond to. The real focus must be Will donors respond?
And how you feel about it sheds no light at all on that.
So next time you feel tempted to give that advice, stop and reconsider. Instead, focus in on what you know about donors.
And next time someone gives you that advice, politely ignore it.