This piece resonates with me!
Even while reading murder mysteries or fantasy novels high on suspense, I can't help but look up the answers to the questions I am having. This serves two purposes:
1. I have some guesses and I can't wait to see if I am right.
2. It helps me notice all the subtleties the author used to hide the truth from me, and makes me appreciate their writing and world-building more.
Another major reason is there's a sense of validation in knowing I guessed the ending correctly, haha!
Thanks for this brilliant article. I enjoyed reading the reasoning and studies you provided.