Changing your art style can be a good idea, but the problem is that it could take days, weeks or even months of studying and skill before you can come up with a whole new art style and it's a pain in the ass to do. So sometimes it's best to stick with the art style you have now.
I'd love to get back in HER box ...I'm sorry that joke was beneath me (just how I want HER beneath me! Yow!). I'll-I'll just stop now... --- "A hundred bucks for a comic book?! Who drew it, Michael Milangelo?"- Homer Simpson ("The Simpsons"- Season 2, Ep.21: "Three Men & a Comic Book")
What I think he means is that he tried a new style and the haters drank the new style haterade and complained. So he , much to his artistic chagrin, has to return to the artv style that every likes. I also believe that this means that he tried to think outside the box.
I can imagine how frustrating it must be. Trying out something new only to have people say they want what they're used to. If it helps, I like your experiments. Sure, the new drawings have a couple of kinks to fix, but I like 'em just the same.
Thats what I had to do during my figure drawing classes... I did greatly miss drawing my usual style but trying out something different can only improve yourself. Granted I did miss my style but its not like we lose our ability to switch back and forth between an art style. So really putting your style in the 'box' is more like giving your style a break while you expand and improve. It will still be there when you get back. .............sorry for sounding like a know-it-all...........