Agree, I imagine it comes with the trade -- it's shocking to most people but to them, it's a natural part of the trade, and I imagine they are desensitized to it all.
In any case, it's all a ubiquitous reminder, they're out there! There's also a bit of a revolt on Twitter discussing the maximum possible size of these beasties; interesting thread here discussing the earlier papers, etc. on the matter:
I commented on the discussion about these sources here:
I just recently came across this paper from 2018, in which the upper limit of estimated ML of a specimen exceeds 3 meters. The hitherto accepted maximum is around 2.25 meters (CO Kat and Steve), so there's a chance of that figure having to be reconsidered. The photographs do suggest great size...
I love O'shea's work. But he has made some claims throughout his career that can be difficult to defend. In addition to the debate over the architeuthis's maximum size, he also suggested that this animal is a slow and inactive predator. But everything Kubodera finds seems to suggest otherwise. =\