When you as a writer receive a review, a natural response is to defend what your intent was when you wrote a particular passage. Think about it. Normally when you write a story or poem, that will be your sole communication to the reader. If the reader has misread what you presented, it means that communication has broken down. Yes, it may mean that the reader was not reading carefully enough to capture the nuances you presented. But if it's an important enough element of your message, it probably means you should reinforce the point, or change ambiguous wording, or take some other measure to make sure your message is understood. Debating the points with the reviewer is more of an ego exercise than anything else, and may result only in annoying the reviewer so he or she puts the effort into other people's work instead. remember, you asked for an opinion. Don't beat up the person who took the time to provide one.