RYC; I think the way I wrote it came off wrong. I intentionally made a bad icon (mostly because I have too much going on to keep going in the competition). I certainly don't like the icon and there are a lot of things that need to be fixed on it.
I'm not really that upset about it, either. The entries I wrote about it are just the ranting parts of my thought process about it. I know the people voting don't make icons, and that's cool. It's to be expected. I'm not trying to talk shit about the people who make the icons that stay, either. Every icon submitted really is awesome.
I don't know....it really isn't important. I just guess I wanted to give my opinion to all the non-icon makers (who probably won't read it anyway). lol