Never experienced this personally but it all reminds me of people on Youtube going on popular videos and begging people in the comment section to check out their channels (which are usually pretty boring and uninteresting). A pet peeve of mine -__-;
I only +Watch someone when their art agrees with my taste or has very interesting views. I had two Deviants ask for a Watch, I declined one and accepted the other. I don't think it's a very bad thing, but those people should go to Featuring Groups to get +Watchers.
._. I'll admit, it took a friend of mine to tell me the ropes. Well actually no, I learned it on my own really except not understanding how the premium membership worked or how to buy things. I'm so independent. xD