I love my beta readers. What I thought was a finished book has come undone at the seams (the very, very weak seams), and that's a wonderful thing. Better to have your friends and people you respect tear your book apart than have it ignored because of the poor stitching that holds it, or fails to hold it, together.
My dear beta readers, and you know who you are, thank you! Thank you so much for being honest. There is far too little honesty in the world and I am blessed by the forthright and helpful feedback I've received from my good friends. It's not a slight to be on my B-list! You're all Alpha friends to me!