Originally Posted by Steven Lyle Jordan
Generally speaking, you rarely go wrong in overestimating your audience (by at least a little)... most of them can learn. I just write and assume my target audience can handle my writing style well enough to enjoy the story. I avoid going overboard in jargon and wordy descriptions, and it seems to work.
I think that one of the things that I find most annoying is when I feel like I'm being written down to.