Wildlife and insects share your taste for high sugar low acid fruit. Here GR is frequently targeted by yellow jackets and coddling moths. At one site, it was the only apple squirrels removed.
It is not grower friendly and takes a long time to figure out how to prune for productivity and to train it even when you know to encourage and force smaller wood.
I find varieties like this benefit from sustaining surplus scaffolds to supply more anchorage for smaller shoots you tape them to in the process of forcing shoots to horizontal position and heavier fruiting.
I’m glad I prefer a more acidic fruit. Spitz and Goldrush are much more grower friendly than Golden Russet. Ashmead’s, on the other hand, is the least productive variety I grow, no matter what I do. However, it has the most flavor in its season- a few weeks before Golden Russet has reached its peak sugar, incidentally. At least here and most seasons. This one has been very weird with varieties ripening out of normal sequence and failing to reach good sugar before dropping from the trees.
Truly the worst season in memory for fruit quality in my part of NY. Further upstate they missed a lot of the rain we got down here, but a pretty wide swathe of the east just got way too much rain to produce excellent fruit.