s_c_baker wrote:"didn't quite work" is one of JJA's higher tier rejections, I think. "Didn't grab" is the lowest, which means he didn't finish the story. I think there's one other, but I can't remember what it was. So "didn't quite work" is either the highest(?) or the second-highest.
Are you sure rejections are tiered at Lightspeed? I know they are for F&SF (didn't grab, didn't hold, didn't quite work), but I've only ever gotten "didn't quite work" from Lightspeed. I've just assumed that was JJA's standard form rejection.