This is very true. Everyone has their own ambitions. I'm not a literary writer and I don't like to read literary fiction. It's just not my cup of tea. Do I admire people who can weave a literary story? Yup, but I don't think that makes their craft any better than mine.
There's a sense of underlying elitism in the lit world and I doubt it will ever really go away, but that kind of snobbery tends to make people feel like they can't express themselves how they want. I've been there and I'm not afraid to write my fast paced crime novels or my cozy, non literary romances. I'm a straight forward writer, you won't need to analyse or use critical thinking with my work and that's how I want it to be.
I didn't take offense to the critique, that's the kind of writing that particular author likes. I won't be changing what I write to fit someone else's vision of romance. There's a reader for everyone and my ambition is to publish a quality book (quality doesn't always mean literary fiction).