as a new user, give it a chance...I personally think the voting gets real odd too, but at the same time....forget the voting for a little bit..this place is like a photoshop bootcamp and you'll get a lot more out of this place than ya might expect. I can't say that about any other graphics site unless you wanna only learn a specific overdone style like manga or goth.
Whatever yer thinking do not sell yerself short and stick around a while...you'll see.
And Hi and welcome to PSC.
I agree with that, not all chops are born with a "star". Most of us here started off as newbs, chopping crappy chops (including myself
), through time and practice, we've improved, but even on occasion we'd have a dud chop for a day for some reason or another...
So basically, if your a newbie that has very little experience in Photoshop, don't worry, with time and practice you'll improve.