AND IT ISN'T (MOSTLY) THAT'S THE POINT TOO I am more than happy to post my images for appraisal and I value all the comments I receive since someone takes the time to comment. I might take some suggestions on board, I might take none of them. Chances are I have already considered most of the points raised since I will have examined my image carefully and made some very deliberate choices about pretty much every last tiny detail. Chances are that I will already be aware of limitations, where I might have improved things. I don't lack self confidence and nor do I get carried away with how good a photo is. But still feedback is very valuable for all sorts of reasons - my own preference is for very forthright criticismm but sometimes lavish praise can tell you where you are as well - especially then if you seek another type of audience and receive a different reaction. The only critique that is entirely pointless is the 'not my cup of tea' comment, which is of course a criticism that has been levelled at your contribution. The best way to improve an appraisal process is not to stand on the sidelines and criticise it but to participate. Post some images and comment on others. There are plenty with a keen eye here - I'm sure they would be happy to offer suggestions on your work and listen to yours on theirs.