We've all been there.
Now, I'm a musician myself, but I consider myself to be open minded, I can take criticism and enjoy trying new things.
But, certain members of my band (I won't use names, but there are only 2 of them) are just the most stubborn, set-in-their way jockstraps I know.
For example, we were attempting to track a song the other day, just me and the drummer, and I suggested that he plays this particular song with a closed hi-hat instead of open. (Live, the open hat is fine, but recorded it was just plain annoying and loud, and the rest of the kit was lacking because of it)
Well, I just get a death stare and an earful - "You're not the drummer, you're the bass player, I don't write your parts, yadda yadda..."
We argued for a while, I suggested that we record a separate open hat track at low levels, and a couple other reasonable compromises, but I finally gave up.
This is just one example of many.... and don't get me wrong, I love these dudes. We're practically married, and maybe that's part of the problem... But how do you guys deal with this?