When I see a catchy headline and know that the read time is only going to be a couple of minutes, there is nothing to stop me from clicking that link.
Personally, I would prefer reading articles that display the estimated read times, so that I am aware of the time that would be spent reading it.
But there is science to back it up. I have read psychologists say 'The more we know about something — including precisely how much time it will consume — the greater the chance we will commit to it'
Also, I have read that articles with estimated read times constantly perform better in terms of engagement and views when compared to others.
Do you look for estimated read times before reading an article? Is it a deciding factor before reading an article?