A lot of times I have notices is when I share plot ideas or synopses with other readers or writers, they will say that it comes off as too convoluted. Just to be sure I didn't misjudge the defitinition of the word, convoluted according to the dictionary means 'complicated', or 'intricately involved' However, I am wondering why exactly that is a bad thing. A lot of my favorite stories in the thriller genre, are convoluted, because naturally if a crime or disaster happens, a dozen consequences will result out of it, each with their own twists and turns, and that's what makes the plot. So I am wondering why the term convoluted has gotten a bad connotation it seems. What's so bad about convolution, since consequences create domino effects and all? Plus the reader is smart enough to be able to figure out complicated plots, so I am wondering why it's such a bad thing?