Y'all should hop on over to see what Christy Dena has to say about the pervasive binary thinking we're seeing online with increasing frequency of late.
It's an excellent point. I know everything I've ever done, no matter how good or how bad, is an aggregate of much smaller successes and failures. But the problem is even bigger than just assessing creative work; it's endemic to political discourse, too, to the detriment of... well... pretty much everybody.
Anyway, click on over and give Christy some love. She's earned it.