Whether the viewer feels positive, negative or ambiguous isn't the point.
It's the "feeling" part.
When someone connects to a piece of art, it is on an extremely personal level and for me, that connection is to be respected, honored, revered. What a gift! Peers who give a compliment, or friends and followers who take the time to comment; those are the moments in life that are so few and far between, but so very unforgettable.