Yes, I admit, I am a bit of adverb Nazi. Perhaps over the top at times, perhaps not. I learned my lesson with the first novel I wrote when I stumbled upon an article that spoke the atrocities of adverbs. It challenged me to do a search for every -ly word in my prose. I did, and I was appalled. So, I threw on the turbo of the Google search engine to investigate why adverbs were such taboo. I learned a lot, and I share a bit of my knowledge in a blog I wrote.
In the end, writing is subject to…well, a lot of subjectivity. If you find your work laden with adverbs, you may want to reconsider your writing style. I did, and found my sentences the stronger for it.