I thought the FF section was for finished and polished work. Not some shrine dedicated to some grand ideal of art only achievable by the elite. You can't honestly expect people who aren't masters to not do any finished work. Of course there's room for improvement but if someone makes a finished piece to the absolute best of their current ability, let 'em throw it up. Any perceived drop in quality is probably due to either to yourself getting better and being able to recognize mistakes more easily. Either that or people were tired of low activity in the FF section because only professionals were allowed to post.
There has to be a balance between using the great among us to inspire and making mastery seem accessible to the students. You don't want to create a small group of elites and then use them to alienate anyone who works hard but isn't quite there yet.
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