Seth I'd try to be a little more humble before critiquing others, I heard your one track you put up, and all I have to say is you have a way to go.
Production isn't all about having something that fits your top 10 beatport releases or sounding like it belongs in the orchestral segment of a James Cameron movie.
It's about finding your sound, your individuality and learning how to step outside of the norm and do you. Not only that, but it's also about learning how sound works and understanding the engineering part as well. Really music production is two different arts going on at once, you have the notation (your composition aspect) and then the engineering. Both aspects are very difficult to master, and I mean years upon years of practice and learning. People can try and slap on a cheap compressor or use rompler strings or samples, but to the people who can tell and know better, you aren't fooling them.
So, show a little respect, no one ever kicked it off well with the AP community by stepping on toes right as they came through the door.