Know what? I've got something to say, and I'm gonna say it.
Some questions to ask yourself about this thread:
>Will contributing to this thread help me improve my own writing?
Not really. The only people who have mentioned any actual problems are being too vague to actual be of help, even to the authors of the stories that they're criticizing
>Will contributing to this thread promote quality fanfics?
Well… It reminded me that I haven't read Winningverse yet. So in your eyes, no, probably not. It helps that you aren't providing any links to these stories.
For that matter, if someone who actually likes one of the "overrated" stories that you mentioned stumbles upon this thread, they might possibly get mad at you and decide to never read any of your own stories.
Thinking critically doesn't mean being a jerk.
>Is contributing to this thread a worthwhile usage of your time?
Well, you could be writing your own stories… or reading something that's not terribly overrated
… or arguing over the literary merits of Atlas Shrugged while drinking imported coffees and wearing a fedora.
Though hopefully this post will help to make the community a better environment and won't end up being a waste of my time as well.