I don’t know if it is the same for everyone, but I write pretty much how I read. In my case what that means is I don’t write descriptions of setting. Generally, I write a little bit, but occasionally there’s just none at all in my initial scratch draft. I consider draft zero being where I’ve at least added some.
But this is how I read. I don’t care about descriptions as a reader. Give me hint of what something is, or is for, and I’ll imagine the rest. In fact I tend to skim read paragraphs of description and I am not drawn to books that spend pages on it.
Of course, that’s not how other people read and so I seem to spend most of my editing time working on providing details of setting.
Weirdly, when I think I’ve put in enough, it still doesn’t quite do what a percentage of readers need it to!
Even as I get better at adding the right amount of setting – and I have improved – it hasn’t changed how I read. That’s probably not surprising, but I’d long wondered if my appreciation of setting would change as I tuned into it more as a writer.