I think the value in honest crit is that it really helps those who DO want to improve.
By the amount of blindingly bad images posted on here (usually by the same set of GWC's) , it's obvious that beauty, and any idea of what makes a pleasing image, is in the eye of the beerholder.
What does leave me slack-jawed, is when perfectly-sighted, generally lucid people accept invitations by the gwc who has attached himself to them, and go " wonderful pic. Sooo nice !"
JC! , the ghoulish pits where the eyes should be, and midday "natural-lighting" have some artistic appeal? The washed-out cellphonecam-type shot is in vogue ?
Then, another mildly astonishing phenomenon. The girls who watch these naturally-lit masterpieces go up on MB, and just "let it go" without clamouring for the head of whomever is responsible for such a travesty. We see this on Facebook all the time, with fake "promotions companies " fleecing girls who know damn well their forte could be Radio, but it remains a very odd practice on MB.
If people continue to be pressured into saying nothing, then who can blame new entrants into the modelling world thinking that such poor photography is par for the course.