Mini-Rant: Screw the Critics
Don't try to please everyone. The more worried you are about pleasing everyone else, the less likely you are to ever please yourself. Nor are you likely produce anything truly interesting or develop any kind of a personal style worth having.
That applies to your lighting. But it is also true for your composition, your choice of subject matter, your cooking, your performance review, your haircut -- whatever.
If you are not getting the occasional blowback, you are almost certainly playing it too safe and worrying too much about what others might think of your work.
The important thing is, what do you think of it?