Great picture, the critic is an idiot.
Thanks, though I wouldn't say so. He is the editor of the Amateur Photographer (UK) magazine and, as such, has been involved in seeing, selecting, judging, critiquing tens of thousands of pictures. I think it makes sense to take into account what he says. As a minimum, it provides a certain angle, and indicates how others might see it as well (e.g., +1s above).
I still like the image, one of the few I printed and put on my wall. It was taken in November 2005, at a bike run with my daughter, through our neighborhood, thus might hold more personal meaning than to other viewers.