An excerpt from the Mahalanobis Blog:

Success breeds its own failure in creative work because a successful writer or director gets less needed criticism, which creates self-indulgent, rambling works where the author doesn’t tell us what’s new, true and important (or interesting), but rather, books are movies that are are repetitive and full of off-point tangents. We all dislike criticism, in fact, the more correct the criticism, the more we dislike it, but it is far better to get criticism up front from a thoughtful individual, rather than the criticism of being ignored, if not now, then by posterity.