Brian, be encouraged by the level of support on here; its great to have a successful builder sharing his time and thoughts on here...
Ignore the whingers; you’ll notice most of them have gone quiet now, which is usual.
Keep on keepin on man !
I must say, I think adapting your playing and style to the guitar, and not the other way round, is one of the secrets of improving your playing.
ive been playing 39 years now (gulp), and ive genuinely never found this to be an issu.