Ever been told that your should perform an exercise in a ceratain way, one day, and the second day be told that the exercise should be performed in yet another way? Don’t listen to these people. If one person visits a gym their objective should be to workout, not to look at other people and trying to make theme workout their way.
Lifting weights off the floor is simple. One way or another you are training something, right? So don’t worry about what other people say. Do it your way, and let them worry about other people not doing things their way.