Only the photographer can judge whether a shot works or not. The rest is just other people's opinions.
While I agree that the photographer should be the final arbiter of what photos they show, I also believe that photography is at its root a mode of communication, if we intend to be relevant, our audience has to be considered.
We need to know if our audience gets it or is even interested in looking.
Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR
"We do not see things the way they are. We see things the way we are." Ana´s Nin