Having created a duplicate Release myself after searching MB and finding no matching Releases on the 1st 3 pages of the search results, and recently discovered a RG with 3 releases that were all the same (also a Jordi Savall album), I am not so sure about there being few actual duplicates that need merging.
But I think that is beside the point really, and agree that merges would be much better checked over, especially those by newer users.
Could you explain what you mean by
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To ensure that these edits are being voted on without much delay, a new report should be made.