First, your image here, and in the Machine Flesh are elegant and glorious. Those who say otherwise are simply fuming and perhaps refused to read through your thread, and failed to gain all the tremendous insight you shared with us all.
In the aftermath of any big event (I consider the CGTalk challenges among the most generous and high profile artistic competitions in the world), emotions run a bit ragged.
Your image and talent transcends all these little trifles. I hope, (and beg) you do not leave these challenges based on a few foolhardy complaints. The wealth and quality of information you provide would be sorely, and perhaps devestatingly missed, as would the beauty and and clarity of your vision.
Without your effort and insight, these challenges would be that much less enjoyable and enlightening.
Please defend your crown.
As an added bonus, all those who complain might actually learn something, pipe down, and become more accomplished artists. Or, at the very least, smarter people.
Many thanks for sharing your prodigious ability, and your desire to teach, and enhance the quality of everyone’s work.
Hopefully, your next entry will win as well.