"In Harm's Way" represents so much of what I don't like in fan productions.
Which is always one of the problems we face: we have all kinds of fans who have conflicting preferences in what they want from fan productions. One man's trash is another man's treasure--and vice versa.
I agree, there are some quite well-regarded fan films that I just cannot watch because they just don't work for me. I don't want to speak negatively of them because they really don't deserve it, these people work very hard to entertain us and the last thing they deserve is to be bashed for their effort.
The fact that I do critique STC is a sign that I do like it's not perfect, but I like it enough to want it to be better.