Veteran Second Life content creator and real life designer/visual arts consultant Penny Patton posted a pretty funny FAQ based on feedback she's gotten from her incredibly valuable posts on how to optimize SL builds (as here and as here). To judge by the questions she's responding to, a lot of SLers get strangely defensive about her advice:
* Why should the average SL user have to be an expert on digital design?
I frequently talk about how optimizing content can greatly benefit your SL experience and this has lead to some people mistakenly taking this to mean that I believe the average SL user should be doing these things.
I do not. My position has always been that the average SL user should not even need to think about optimization or any other digital design issues. Good content should be made available by proficient builders.
* So then you believe only those who are experts on digital design should be allowed to create content?
Again, no. I believe there are things LL can and should do to make it easier for the average SL user to follow some basic practices which result in a better shared experience for everyone, without SL users even thinking about it.
Here's another question with an answer that should be set in virtual stone: