Inspired by the Burger a Day post on Miru 8691 burger in LA. The guy showed class in responding to the mostly negative review, welcoming the criticism. Whether or not it's an accurate assessment is beside the point-it's more how you react.
When you open a restaurant or write a book etc. you invite the possibility of verbal reaming. The other side of the coin is public appreciation, which makes it all worthwhile. You could either return fire or regroup and improve.
Even at home, it's no fun to hear people ream your food. Does this happen, and how do you react?