There's no need for tempers to flare over a matter of opinion. If you're participating in a crit group that's enhancing your learning then that's awesome. We can all agree that not every cookie cutter fits the dough or whatever. I thought this would be an interesting discussion to have and yes, people are going to agree or disagree and that's normal but we shouldn't take any of this personally. If anything, we can learn from the experiences of others so next time we give feedback on a piece for another writer or are looking for a crit group to join we can make these choices from a wiser place. That's the only reason why I posted this.