I've changed a lot since getting into "craft" beer, "better" beer, "boutique" beer or whatever you would call it. I don't care how you review your beer, or if you think its 2/5 or 5/5. Give me a bottle or a pint and I'll try it myself. I haven't checked Beer Advocate or Rate Beer for a beer rating or tasting notes in months, and I feel good about that.
What do I do then? I simply enjoy what I am drinking. Sure, some beers are better than others. If I don't like a certain beer, I just won't buy it again. I'm not going to tell anyone else not to buy it. Hell, they may even like it. Different strokes for different folks is one of the things that makes this world wonderful.
I don't really like to go out much to bars to drink (unless its a brewery). I find myself more and more preferring to pour a bottle or a growler in the comfort of my own home, where its quiet and I can be with my family. Don't get me wrong, everyone now and then I like to go out, I just overwhelmingly like to stay in.
Beerfest? Yeah, 9 times out of 10 I'll pass. Generally not my crowd. See paragraph above.
I realize this post is all about me and I've used "I" way too many times, but that's OK.