How much is too much? You write something and keep writing. Its good to get your thought down in black and white but as the poor reader, are you skimming through the " blar blar" parts or leading the whole thing. The parts you think may be mundane,could hold a light to the conclusion and you never know unless you read it properly. If I am restricted for time, I may choose a lighter read but will read the more detailed ones when I am able to read without distraction.