Quote Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post

Critiquing is a part or writing, though, and reading usually is too.
That is very true.

In additional to the fact that I like helping people, the other big reason I critique other people's work is that it has made me a better writer. Being able to assess other people's work and edit has made my own editing for my work a lot sharper too. Having other people critique my work has also help spot things that I wouldn't see because I am too close to my own work.

At the end of day people can do whatever they want, it is their work and nobody else's but I have to admit I find it hard to understand why anybody would cut themselves from something that can improve their writing. I am pretty sure I wouldn't have learned as much as I have without critiques and feedback.