When I lived in London, I used to play in the church band and I also rehearsed the band midweek ready for Sunday. Generally the reponse from the congregation was pretty positive. But there was one chap who only ever criticised. "Too Loud!" he'd say. "I can't hear the words", or "You repeat the verses too many times". Nothing was ever right. But imagine how delighted I was when once (just the once mind) he actually said it had been good! The question is, do we believe people more when they praise our playing, or when they criticise us?