When you have more experience things like this just serve as a filter to clear out noise. Some people like this kind of challenge; you like a chill interview process. There are so many jobs out there that sweating one is a waste of time and energy.
That's fair, I'm sure time will lend me some perspective. And thankfully I'm in a good position right now to identify a bad application process when I see it and move on. Hopefully my comments will help (even) newer devs do the same.
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