Well, I was/am a Potter fan, but have to agree that hearing the 50 Shades thing everywhere we turn is getting tedious. My opinion is that all the hype can be attributed to the fact that people who had never picked up an erotica novel in their lives discovered this "new" niche when they read about the 50 Shades library scandal thing and are now making a big deal of it. Then of course all the sheeple have to join the fad because it's so popular now. "Woo hoo! We found out there's smut books out yonder!"
I'm not trying to be harsh, but I read the book thinking that maybe there was a reason for all the hype, and IMO it's the same kind of thing you can find on Literotica or Fanfic. Too bad they couldn't have been initiated with something that was better written.