Originally Posted by Jekecy
I don't need to, because I've got zero say in how these films are made. None of us do. Which is why when we post our opinions here, it has always been reliant on our own personal taste.
When was the last time anyone here was speaking on the behalf of general audiences?
That's not entirely true. The market speaks. The more people pay to watch a movie, the industry will create similar movies to meet those demands. So, we do influence what kind of movies get made. Not all filmmakers have a deaf ear either. Snyder and Goyer both responded to criticisms against MOS and fans have influenced movies before.
Not all discussions boil down to taste. Anytime someone brings up consensus ratings or sales they're speaking on behalf of the GA. You can argue the merits of something without resorting to taste.