Wow...what a read (I've skim read this thread). I'll give the OP the benefit of the doubt - and as he's stated in latter posts - that he was not intending to undermine other (good) photographers. It highlights the need to be very careful with wording (I do think his wording could have been softer and more tactfully and definitely more humbly phrased).
I began photography a few decades ago... and for me photography is a passion, hobby, artistic release, enjoyment of the technical, and opportunity to share photos with friends - both locally and around the world. I've lived in a number of countries, speak 5 languages, worked in various jobs including: leading charity projects in developing countries to business / marketing consulting to Christian mission work to advertising and market & social research and now am in management in federal Government - here in Australia. I've also volunteered in numerous situations for decades.
Not much 'phases' me. I've seen lots in my life - and have read, communicated and been part of communities that have shaped my life and world view. At times my directness is a bit too much for some people, so I try to learn how to speak, live and act in a way that is non offensive, while also realising that we can't please everyone. I aim to be honest with friends true to myself / my values, and seek God's grace and help with that - I know that there will be room to improve till the day I die.
I've looked over the OPs photos on his website, some of them I think exposure and dof are well controlled, but in others there can be improvements. He's doing ok for a young photographer, and still has areas to learn, develop and improve skills in. I say this without judging the post processing options he has chosen.
When it comes to assisting others with photography and/or sharing ideas, I do that regularly: many people join me for 'photo outing days', and on request I critique a lot of friends' photos. There are many people who also inspire me with their photography, techniques, artistic ability and skills. Some photos, while technically 'excellent' don't 'speak' to me. I dislike 'non-realistic' colours, effects, frames, etc. Just give me what I see, but capture it in a way that tells the story clearly, with strong powerful accurate images (actually very hard to do). Readers might be able to deduct that I'm not in to fashion / studio photography, for example.
As to my own shooting style, I prefer Av about 85% to 90% of the time. In certain situations (eg some sports, or moving subjects) I use Tv. I also use M - eg for some flash situations, panoramas, night exposures, etc. I've learned how to use Av (along with exposure compensation) to be a very powerful as extremely quick to use solution - being able to control DOF and shutter speed. At times I use Auto ISO (probably about 30%), but most times I set ISO manually.
I hope my input here was helpful, folks. Enjoy your photography all!