How I Would Do It
One of the most common shorthands for evaluating the choices of others is to internally ask ourselves if we would make those same choices in the same situation. If the choice is “Not how I would do it”, then it is deemed “Bad”, and reflects poorly on the chooser.
Not every change is an improvement, but every improvement is a change. We must be ever vigilant to not turn our noses up at progress simply because it is new, or at help simply because it comes in a shape somewhat different from what our own hands would make, or at a friend simply because they like different things.