Charles Halton has some helpful tips on how to use ancient Near East material in biblical scholarship. He mentioned that he might put together a short ANE bibliography "that can serve as an entry point for biblical scholars." I would really like to see this.
One significant take-away from the post: the Context of Scripture is an inadequate source for serious study of ANE "creation accounts" or "flood narratives." COS is merely an ANE reader, an introduction to these texts.
This certainly doesn't mean that COS is worthless. In another post, Charles links to a "COS in 1 Year" reading plan, which he created.