Actually, it's kind of interesting, because back when I was in mod_shrine people acted like or implied my music was somehow inferior, and certain people (like overcoat, who most people think is an asshole anyway) acted like I wasn't taking the advice of others being hard-headed, etc.
I usually point out, and get ignored that I don't really want to make music more like the others. A lot of my stuff did sound very amateur. I've attached the original Minders of the Offspring for a comparison - my production/mixing tended to be quite poor, but now I'm using Ableton for touching stuff up it tends to make a lot more sense to me.
This track kind of represents me moving more towards the direction I'm happy with. Of course most demoscene people aren't going to like it, and will probably even prefer the original. It's a style of music that's just not regarded very highly.
I think it's important not to compromise on your ideas and not to fall into the trap of getting guilted into accepting "advice" that doesn't apply to you(not that I ever got much or any actual advice), I get that a lot because I'm an outsider wherever I go.