Have you ever had a critique that you disregarded completely? Just an example.. awhile back I had someone critique some of my work.. they said that they found it difficult to know what was going on because I didn't use "he said/she said" enough. I tend to not feel the need to tell the reader who is talking every time someone speaks, I feel that the context of what's being said usually is enough for the reader to follow the conversation. But this person said otherwise. Well later I added a lot more "he said/she said" back in, and had it critiqued again. People complained that the "saids" were unnecessary and bogged down the story. So obviously we can't please everyone. There are times I get critiques I simply don't agree with at all, and I don't want to change what feels right in my gut. But then I ask myself why I'm even putting it out there for critiques in the first place. What is your criteria for whether or not you take a critique to heart and actually apply it to your story? Is it instinct? I'm curious about how others sort through their critiques, sorry if this has been done before.