Except that people DO go to restaurants, eat garbage, and then are happy enough to go back.
If you thought the meal sucked, why would you eat it in the first place? Most people who aren't just cheapskates looking to get free food would actually send the food back, rather than eat the whole thing, and THEN complain to management after it was apparently good enough for them to eat.
I've never been a good critic of ANYTHING good, wqhether it's music, food, photography, or etc.
But yeah... I've ordered food from places and gotten served crap. I then asked for a refund, sent the food back. I don;'t eat **** that doesn't suit my tastes, but that doesn't mean that what they're doing is "wrong". I hate McDonalds. Their food sucks. I don't eat there. And that really means about NOTHING, since enough people apparently like their food to make that pretty much the #1 restaurant chain on the planet.
But some people won't complain and just eat what they are offered.
Same as some folks will accept bad photos since they don't really know any different, but if the photographer has a "nice" camera, they therefore must be great photos.
There is a well known racing tog here in Ontario Canada, that has a top line canon camera and a big name, and IMO his work stinks to high heaven, but some folks think if he photographer "poop" it would be a great photo cause he took it.
If it is perceived to be good, it then must be good, no matter what.