Pretty much everyone good at graphics here has faced being discouraged/flamed on by people in this section, including myself.
why don't you ask people like @Doc about that. If you aren't a quitter than all that flame and bullshit makes you want to get better
just to shut everyone the fuck up and prove to them you're capable. If anything it's the best motivation you can get.
That goes with tons of situations in life, military, work, etc. Fucking Gordon Ramsey is famous for verbally shitting on people,
and I bet a good majority of those people he shits on end up being excellent chefs. So maybe you should think about that be for calling me the dipshit.