You really can't blame Woodbrothers for taking the defensive buddy. After all, that was his dad's first pond. The way I see it, maybe his dad wasn't looking for perfection. Maybe he wanted a project that he could have fun with. He did build it in his own yard after all.
You are a craftsman Weatherman. I can tell you're a perfectionist. That's why I love looking at the ponds you build. Heck, I probably enjoy looking at your ponds more than you do 'cause they look so darn good. I don't think you should have been so critical of Wood's dad's pond though. Sure he could have done better, but after all, it was his first pond.
I have to admit that I had a "nails on the chalkboard" reaction when I read your assessment of Wood's dad's pond, but I'm sure you didn't mean to offend. At least I hope you didn't mean to. From all the threads of yours, I still think you're a great guy.
Cheer up Woods....I like your pond. The next one will be even better!