Yes, I'd have to say, the last thing I want is someone trashing my hard work. That's why I haven't added my site here. I'm a newbie, and my web site sucks big time, but I'm no professional, nor do I intend to be. My site is all about me, and my interests, so I don't mind that it looks horrible. What matters to me is the hard work and energy that I've put into it.
Another thing is that people who critcize other people's sites don't realize the circumstances that those people are in. For example, my site has lots of clashing colors and large fonts. Why? Because that's what I can see. I am almost totally blind. I see mostly light, loud colors, and blurs. Most often, I use a screen reader to read, but sometimes, I lose patience, and I just put the book right up to my face. If I'm at the computer, I put my face right on the monitor screen. So, If someone tells me to dump the loud colors on my site, I can do that, but then, I can't see my own site!
The vast majority of the folks here at Lunarpages are really nice, considerate, and helpful people. I've received lots of help from several folks in particular. However, I also know that the majority of people around here would leave my site as soon as they got to it. Oh well, I guess that's how it is...But, here's what makes it all worthwhile: One day, about three weeks ago, I received a call at my home in Colorado from a gentleman from Oslo, Norway. He'd been searching for some pictures of a well-known disability rights activist who has since passed away. He needed them for an article that he was writing about independent living. His search was fruitless until he accidently came across my site. He saw the pics he wanted, and actually phoned me to get my permission to snag them, and use them in his article. We had a good chat, and he told me that it was an honor to speak with someone who knew the activist. I've gotten similar calls and e-mails throughout the six years that my site has been up, so, though I know my site is bad, I also know that on occasion, it has provided inspiration for others, and thats a good reason for me to keep it up.