This was in no way a rejection of criticism and saying this it tells me, and please don´t take this as a personal attack (just in case I better mention this huh…) that you still don´t fully see the point (even though you say you could have been more neutral). It´s the fact of topic.
It´s like somebody is posting a modeling reel and you criticise the texturing work shown. It is absolutely irrelevant to the topic. So if you speak of constructive critcism, this would have been crits about problematic areas concerning the modeling resp. sculpting a digitally elderly character and NOT if this is about quality or not.
You screwed the topic, ok, that´s fine and the world is still the same. Saying so would have been enough but your additional comments that other people pass this thread around and saying it´s about quality or that people are not open for criticism or even that they won´t get a job in the industry because you missed the point is absolutely off again! and irrelevant to the works presented here, so please do not throw this ball at the guys that participated in the workshop and simply stay to the topic, because that´s what we wanna talk about here.