Hello, I'm, I guess, an intermediate player, who pulls DOWN most of the time on string pulls. I've gotten a lot of critique about it, people saying "oh, you get more control pushing up" I noticed I get MUCH better control pulling down. All the strings I pull down, except for the B and E strings, since I run out of fretboard when pulling down (lol) then again, nobody has mentioned it in several years, it just happened to come to mind.

Is that like... Forbidden? Or are people just stupid and believe that there is only one way to play a guitar?

I'm somewhat confused by what exactly it is you're asking, you're talking about pull-offs, right?

If that is the case then down, as in pulling your fingers towards your palm, is definitely the right way to do it. It also shouldn't matter what string you're doing it on, if you're talking about running out of fretboard space then your motions are way too big.

And frankly, physically, there is a right way to do things. People's bodies really don't vary enough to change the most efficient technique.
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It sounds to me he's talking about string bending. In that case, I don't think it matters too much whether you bend towards or away from you as you'll need to learn both. I think the norm is to bend towards you for the higher strings and away for lower strings so you don't run out of fret board. But as long as it sounds good, not a big deal which way you bend. Just make sure you're able to bend to the right pitch and you're able to execute other bend techniques such as prebends and a vibrato at the end of your bends.
If you're talking about bending, I've always heard to bend up on the e B and G strings and down on the D A and E strings. This is for the same reasons that have already been mentioned by Arron, basically it's just so you don't bend of of the fret board.
i normally bend up (towards the ceiling) on the E, B and G strings and down on the others.

really whichever you're most comfortable with, I don't think it matters, as long as you don't run out of room and push the string off the fretboard.
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