Image (or content) must come together with technique to produce the photograph (or art or whatever).
Sometimes the content follows the mastering of the technique, sometimes the other way around, sometimes at the same time.
What we see a lot of here is just folks on their way, but thankfully they are willing to show their efforts and not waiting to become masters before sharing their work. We would not be seeing much work at all otherwise.
I agree with you. To bad these people would not post in the critique gallery so we could offer some advice.