I wanted to post this so you all can understand my idea's and theories.
1. 'Tough Love' - So many people are so goody-goody, saying, "oh your so good, just keep practicing you'll do great." This gives people a false sense of ability. I figure that if you tell someone that they really have a long way to go, it may deter some, unfortunatley they aren't cut out for it. But some will fight back and strive to do better, prove me wrong. That is what I like to see, Deturb has grown, and so has a few others. Good for them!
2. These forums are way to 'nooby', Half of the community does pixel stretch, thats great for them, I could care less. But if you want to grow you need to stop doing one style and branch out. Grow.
3. Tutorials, many of you may think a tutorial is for copying and that is it, but you really need to understand that they are for learning, and using them to create your own idea's and gain inspiration from them. Anyone can copy a tutorial with just filters and get the same effect. That is all Pixel Stretch is. If you want to get better doing Forum Sigs(which aren't anything to be proud of, they are so simple and easy to get something good, sadly, many of you fail at even that.) stop following those damn tutorials and learn from them, do not outright copy them.
Well, I just wanted to post this. Agree with me or Disagree, I could care less.