"The people that like my beer, like my beer and that is all the reinforcement I need. Judges have to find fault with something, regardless and I don't need their opinion to validate my brewing."
At the end of the day, remember that this is really all that matters. While it's nice to receive validation of what you're doing in a competition, it still comes down to a random opinion on one particular bottle of your beer:)
Truth - and I know the judges try their best. I probably should have kept my thoughts to myself, as I really do appreciate how hard it would be for me to attempt any of the BJCP stuff - that taste test sounds as hard as the bar exam!