I don't necessarily have an issue with it, however I'd only buy a dividend ETF as a small part of a portfolio with individual dividend stocks.
The problem is you'll own stocks, indirectly, you might not otherwise. I don't want to own some of the companies in a broad index. And it makes it tougher to get the yield you desire.
This said, it's never a bad approach. It's better than nothing at all OR making poor individual stock selections.
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