I was thinking of pattern difficulty levels.
Lately I have seen the tendency of not-quite-intermediate level crocheters who tend to think of themselves as intermediate crocheters. I'm always glad that people are taking challenges. Thumbs up. But that's where challenges also start for designers, that's where designers are to blame for not clear / not understandable patterns.
IMHO - if you're not ready for this pattern, choose easier one. That simple. Don't tell me you have crocheted over 25 years and can't get it - that's why the pattern is wrong and the designer is to blame. The time spent crocheting doesn't make you advanced crocheter (or even intermediate) - challenges do.
And please don't tell me - this pattern sucks that's why I will give you negative feedback. Ask me questions - so I can also find out where and why exactly my pattern sucks :D I am always glad to answer questions about patterns - if they are logical, make sense and I feel you're willing to make it work. :) That simple again. :)
So after this monologue I am thinking - should I grade my patterns "advanced" (when they're really not)? Or would it be same old song again? :)