Keep fighting the good fight Mike because you are right and 100% correct. I admire what you say and shoot.
If this one had a bit more technique it would be slightly sharper and therefore have more impact. A photo is worth no words, unless at first it has impact to make us look and only then can it tell a story.
Compostion is spot on IMO. Still a great shot though so dont get me wrong
All the very best Mike and great ideas on what is happening on this site.