I'm not sure whether this really needs to be said (nor whether this is the right place to do it), but this issue's been bugging me for some time. It's to do with flow in poetry; I've noticed that many reviews go through the poem and pick it apart looking for breaks or stalls in the flow. While this is a reasonably useful exercise in some cases, it's applicability to all poems is dubious at best. Deliberately broken or choppy rythmn is a perfectly valid poetic technique, which could be used in a variety of poems for a myriad of reasons. (It could reflect the emotional state of a narrator, for example, or could be used in a poem describing a broken mirror.) I can see why people review like this; breaks in flow are simple to spot, and identifying all of them lets one write a review of decent length without actually discussing the deeper ideas in a poem. Anyway, I'd assumed all of this was obvious until I spotted it in the 'review system' post which appears at the top of all review subforums - "Flow: The poem was clear and flowed well" - there it is. I don't like it, basically.