When it comes to what type of parenting is best, there is much attention zoned in. There are books, researchers, critics, etc. that are all spending their time on "How could you be a better parent?" It makes sense; everyone has parents so we all know the feeling of bad and good parenting, we all wonder how our childhood and home life affected us today, and we all are hoping for one sure-fire answer.
I personally think that it doesn't matter what type of parenting one uses, or how "good" a parent is. I believe we are very good at finding faults and flaws in people that matter to us, with parents at the top of our list. My parents are great and mostly understanding, but I still get frustrated in my mother's lack of reaction to some things and my father's misunderstanding of "normal" youth matters. When something happens, my mother will say, "Just one more thing to talk to a therapist about when you grow up."
Very few people can find perfection in their parents, or perfection in anyone. That's because humans are not perfect and everyone is different. We react to things differently. I'm sure if my mom worried more on my appearance, I would wish she looked at "the real me." But my mother instead has a passive opinion on matters of fashion, so I feel like she doesn't care about something that I put some thought in to.
Also, when it comes to parenting skills, it's just like every other activity. We all have our own way of doing things and are difficult to change so why should this be any different? Most of the time, people won't change their ways unless some traumatic experience happens.