...Except in this case, the recipe wasn't changed. A new dish was added. If you liked the original recipe, enjoy that version and don't sample the new one. Now, we have a second choice. One is a duet and one is not. There are differences and each/both can be enjoyed for what they are. And for goodness sakes, we haven't even had an opportunity to hear it!I know this was most likely intended as a rhetorical question, but I'll go ahead and answer anyway - YES, I can and do know how to sing. But that's neither here nor there, and is also quite frankly a very juvenile point to make and question to ask just because you disagree with someone's opinion- as though it bears any relevance to anything. It's just a vapid, overused, and cheap attempt to deligitimize an expressed sentiment that you either don't appreciate and/or just wholly disagree with. Let's say that the recipe of your favorite dish at your absolute favorite restaurant was suddenly changed, but you preferred the original recipe and kind of resent the fact that it was even changed. Now, say you didn't cook or didn't know how to cook ... should that fact entirely negate your opinion and your right to duly express it, as a long-time faithful and loyal customer of the establishment? It's the same thing. I don't like the key change; I think it sounded better in the original key, and there's also some odd type of effect on the vocal (which did not sound like a raw take at all) that I dislike. I have every right in this universe to express both of those points. My thoughts, my preference, my opinion
I think the reaction to your post was as much about the perceived negativity and tone than it was the content or your right to say it. There's too much negativity in the world - and too many critics. This is a fan forum. We can disagree on what we like/don't like, but I hope we can do it politely. And in the process, I would argue that our critique shouldn't be harsher (or more rude, in this case) than the countless professional critics who are paid to nitpick. At least their opinions are usually professional and free of emotion. We can do better.