Constructive criticism seems healthy to me. Nagging and exposing opinions that seems to generalize or slam other tastes or opinions seems childish and immature to me.
E-prime seems to solve that problem as long as one accept that the only opinion is solemnly yours.
It's very easy you know, and allows a broader and more creative and pragmatic discussion. I consider every opinion unique, every human-be-in as well, so why don't we just adopt a way of conversation that build up each differences through dignifying each other the way we tangle to our tastes and likes ..?
Ex: "Beethoven is better than Mozart" (Hopeless)
E-Prime "Beethoven seems better than Mozart to me" or "I like/prefer Beethovens music to Mozart's music" or even, " Some of Beethovens works sounds better to me than Mozarts music" and on...
>Some people use E-Prime as a mental discipline to filter speech and translate the speech of others. For example, the sentence "the movie was good" would correspond to the E-Prime sentences "I liked the movie" or "the movie made me laugh"<
Assertians toward "likes" seems immature to me..
No offense, only my personal observation. http://www.nobeliefs.com/eprime.htm