man u have nothing to say about progex work,i've been reading ur post since u came here,u've been flaming everyone "remember Zuby"?
man u have to check urself,an this is not a good way to get post counts.
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In RobbieM's defense, I think that constructive criticism is general is completely fine. It may not be entirely appropriate in a "template for sale" thread, but if a designer can't handle differing opinions (some negative) of his/her work than he/she should best find another career posthaste.
Also, if we are going to accept any sort of responses in these threads that are unrelated to the actual transaction at hand (such as "hey nice template I like it") than we should accept both the praise and the criticism (asuming of course both are presented in a mature fashion). Otherwise we are censoring people, and the designer will learn nothing because the only people who will post are people saying how great their work is, which, while a nice, little, ego-boost, is not very helpful to an artist. So if you don't want people to post negative comments, don't post positive ones either. It's as simple as that.
Also, to whoever asked RobbieM to show examples of his own work before critiquing others - Why don't you show us your work too? What gives you any more of a right to say it's an "exceptional" template without showing us the basis for your expertise than for him to say it's mediocre without showing his. Anyone can approve or dissaprove of something, but if you want to call him out, you should expect the same.
People think that because they aren't designers they can make comments and be exempt from the same standards one would hold a designer to. If anything ones lack of design training and aesthetic sensibility should give their comments less weight than those of a designer (in an artistic sense). This is not to invalidate anyone's opinion and of course as the consumers non-designers opinions are obviously important, but don't hold the designers to a double standard.
As I said, personal taste is one thing, but saying it's a quality design then asking anyone who disagrees to present evidence of their own ability is both hypocritical and pointless.
I will withhold my own personal opinion of the design because this thread is in the Related Offers and Requests section not the Website Review section.