I'm just pointing out that we go through cycles of mass overwhelming positive comments to nitpicks that are so small they're useless (either something the OP can't change, or things to do with photography where the OP has to respond and explain, etc).
To me, useful critique involves something within the OP's power within reason, for example.
I believe you're right. There are some suggestions here and it's not as bad (positive/circle jerk) as the shoe p0rn thread, but I'm not so sure most of the people are qualified to give good detailed advice like Spoo did. The best place for advice is the Good Taste thread which has maybe 3 posters that would be willing to give advice (and it's also no place to go for that specifically, at least not for most of the forum*).
There were threads that had a subject on obtaining good taste but they died, even after I tried to make a post in one shouting for critique. So, it seems like WAYWRN and HOF are a bit of the blind leading the blind. Not sure if we're better off just circle jerking or giving advice that may be wrong.
Edit: If you saw the criticism was lacking, why not help out as well? I don't mean that facetiously.
Hope nobody takes offense, I include myself in that. I love most of the recent fits posted here. But I'm not an advice giver, unless it's way far out. I believe I've got a solid structure to my outfits but I'm in no place to give any real advice to someone other than SOME fit critique and pattern variance.
*Just because I mentioned it, don't go to that thread for advice, or there will be mods with pitchforks on my lawn