Well, it's been interesting being a Connection Finder target these last few days.
And I see serious value in this feature. When I check my connections n Connection Finder, I skim over at the connection paths to see how I'm connected to people. If a connection looks unusual, I generally look more closely to see the details, and sometimes that leads to the discovery of bogus connections (for example, husband and wife born 100 years apart who lived their entire lives on different continents) that I can try to fix to help improve the overall quality of WikiTree. Connection Finder induces some of us to poke into nooks and crannies of the website that may not be getting much attention otherwise.
This week, I was able to follow the connection trails from me to lots of different WikiTree members and famous people In the process, I discovered three different bogus connections needing to be fixed. Two of these three bad connections appeared to be attributable to MatchBot -- MatchBot had "matched" pairs of people who weren't even remotely the same, and a human member had dutifully merged the profiles. These merges didin't happen all that long ago, which leads me to think we need better warnings on MatchBot matches. And after this experience, I just might get in the habit of looking at more Connection Finder connections in the future.