Hey, Lee, don't let any of this get to you. I'm sure you were trying very hard to be helpful to others. It's just the nature of different opinions and viewpoints.
Planted tanks are like artwork in that some like Picasso while others like Rembrandt (and still others who like or dislike them both!).
Perhaps it would be better to call your list suggestions instead of rules. These are your suggestions of what makes a great scape while others have different suggestions. Overall, it opens the field up for each person to express their own preferences in their scapes. That diversity is one of the things that makes this hobby so interesting.
Vicki Rena Filstar pimp #142 (four XP4s/three XP2s/one XP1) Eheim pimp #301 (Pro II 2128) Victor pimp #27 (VTS-253B-320)
90g - Journal
Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe'
75g - Journal
Pelvicachromis pulcher 'Lagos Red' Better Pics 8-24
29g - Journal
Pelvicachromis pulcher 'unknown' --
29g - Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe'
5g - RCS colony
2.5g - Journal