Totally agree. The best record hint I have ever received and it's for a 'Read Only' record.
Question: Was that for a RECENT 'Hint"?
That would be interesting to know.
As, this 'Post' was originally raised back in September 2016.
As it is now May 2021, almost x5 Years LATER; and, if NOTHING has been done ...
The ONLY thing that I can think of, is that, just maybe, you ARE directly/closely RELATED to the "Ready-Only" individual/person; and, you may have a 'Case' for YOU to request that 'FamilySearch', either, attach the 'Hint' themselves; or, give you access to do so.
Of course, provided that the individual/person is NOT a "Famous" individual/person, there may, not; or no longer, be the the need for that individual/person to be a "Ready-Only'" individual/person.
IF, such is the case; THEN, simply REQUEST that 'FamilySearch' "Remove"/"Lift" the "Ready-Only" status for that individual/person.
I have done that; and, in some cases, the "Ready-Only" (or, "Confidential") status, was "Removed"/"Lifted".
Here is a "knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch':
I hope this helps.
The hints are not useless and should be shown. You may not be able to attach them, but you can make a note of them in your person records, reference them in your personal database if you use one, and use them to find more information about the person.
If you find they clutter up your Recommended tasks list, just mark them as Ignore to take them off that list: