Because in a room full of people who spend an enormous amount of time learning the theory—their arguments proved to be more concrete and effective.
The storyform is something that only works when ALL the pieces work. I could easily make a case for Failure Good IF I ignored every other indication otherwise (primarily Signpost order).
In addition, the dream sequence I was basing my storyform on proves to be a tale, not a story. No actual argument was being made with her dream sequence.
It’s super obvious really — when you’re in a room of five or six really right people who ALL say duh, it’s a Success story well then, it’s time to drop the ego and figure out what you’re missing.
You should listen to the podcast—it’s really illuminating. I learned a ton.