WinMonster....your way the hell off base here. And I take personal offense at what you said here. No one here has this so-called high and mighty attitude your claiming or thinks "we should not have to deal with people of lesser talent because they will never be as good as us"....that is total bullshit. Everyone here is more than willing to help out anyone that "asks" for it. And if you don't take advantage of that its your fault. And everyone here started off as lesser talented artists. I didn't know squat when I started doing docks or Winstep themes...but I didn't sit around complaining about it...and I taught myself over time.
As far as this piles of cash comment. I don't have piles of cash either! I started out using MSPaint of all things! And I don't have unlimited hours to learn the in and outs of Photoshop either...I learn as I go...no one taught me shit! And I'm not complaining about it...its just how it is. I don't sit around feeling sorry for myself that I don't have what program to work with...I use what I have and do what I can.
And there are standards set here on WinCustomize that "apply to everyone" even those high and mighty you claim are here. Your work will never be banned here...it just might not get to the main galleries...thats something you have to work for...like "everyone" here has done...no exceptions.
If your here complaining about something to do with your docks...just what is your complaint?
I am referring to the people who are complaining about what they call lower quaility items. Not every member of wincustomize is a professional graphics designer so there will be differences in quailty.
Yeah...and whats wrong with that? There are standards set here that apply to everyone...even the so-called high and mighty. When you are promoted here you are expected to keep up the standards that got you promoted. Wonder how everyone would feel if I just started hammering out crappy dock backgrounds and flooding the gallery with them? Would that work for everyone? I don't think so. And thats what this is about...someone taking advantage of their promotion and going for quantity over quality. No one cares if your at least trying to improve...that's not the problem. The problem is just throwing anything to together and calling it art and expecting everyone to accept it. This would be a really crappy site if they let that happen here and I'd be the first one to leave.
And no one here was a "professional" when they started....they worked at it. And I don't see myself as a professional...I'm still working at it.