Some have a problem with the idea of self-effacement.
Depends on their understanding of the context before jumping to conclusions.
Like what conclusions?
Mainly that effacement leads to a zero state, a minus state, a form of escapism; that it lacks the stuff needed for real inner transformation.
But isn't it a form of escape after all?
Breaking out from jail is also a form of escape. You can say it's an escape from the false self, from our self-imposed prison that keeps us from being more fully present both to the external world and to an internal connection to the Beloved. It boils down to recognition, motive and determination, all quite active qualities. After all, bearing the wearing away of the conditioned self is truly demanding.