I am probably not my own worst critic. I like almost anything.
I rely on what those who I serve my 'Q to to let me know what think. I generally get very favorable reviews, but I do wonder if the other folks just have not had really good 'Q.
I can safely say that it is getting hard to find a restaurant that serves 'Q that I like as much as my own. SWMBO agrees, but we are both highly biased.
I'll probably never compete because I don't think I want to cook to someone else' standard. I cook for myself (which I suppose is a way of deluding myself. e.g. I wanted
it that way.