I got a critique on this other site, and the guy just flipped his top every time I used a word other than "said" for my characters. Throughout the whole thing I kept thinking "since when is that such a big deal?" You'd think just saying said after every sentence of dialogue would get insanely repetitive. Espeically when the characters are shouting at each other and there are other stuff going around them. So the question stands is using tags other than said really that bad? or was that guy just a picky jerk?