Sometimes it's a matter of degrees, sometimes it a matter of taste and some times its just not explainable how art can be looked at by one individuals and seen so different by another. Some believe it's in the eye of the beholder or some times it's in the eye of whats best for what serves the purpose of an individual or a group.
So as an artist you just have to learn to deal with the motivations and pressures that come into play when individuals place your art up in front of their so called collective judging eye. Just remember that too good or too different or too not the same is not too bad.
So keep building and believe in your self and not in the collective so called wisdom of the so called critiques and it all works out in the end.