If I could quote myself from another thread,
Maybe the rating thing does need looking at. at the moment, it seems like a synth can get a load of good reviews one year, then stay at the top of the charts forever. At the same time, the '5 or more reviews' requirement combined with the fact that people don't seem to do reviews mean that some plugs with great reputations (artsacoustic reverb?) don't appear in the charts.
- reviews over a couple of years old could be weighted down
- something could be done to encourage more reviews. Maybe a raffle each month, where for each review you get put in a draw to win a plug? People will spend forever discussing plugs in the forums, but this info never gets into the reviews. e.g. With all the hot air over NI Massive - not a single review.
at any rate, with the low number of reviews now being made, the minimum 5 reviews seems harsh. Maybe 2 or 3? With most people going straight for the 10 rating anyway, the advantage of averaging out multiple reviews seems lower...
Any chance of a change in the system? and if so, any better suggestions?