Consumer product ratings on websites, do you care?
As I peruse reviews on Newegg, TigerDirect, etc. I notice a slew of misleading, misinformed and downright incorrect reviews, all of which factor into the overall rating of the product. Often times these one star reviews are on cheaper products written by less than knowledgeable folks who blatantly state (without realizing it) that they misused an already iffy product (I put a cheap 300w PSU in my gaming rig and it blew up) and blamed the item. Cheap power supplies have a use...low power applications. Used in such a manner they are reliable and cost effective...but there are those one star reviews scaring people off. Additionally, do you allow price to steer your expectation of a product's quality? A Mercedes owner who got a lemon is more likely to blow off the brand altogether than a Kia owner, who had lower expectations going in. But in reading product reviews we see stars, not representative of expertise or expectation of the reviewer. Are you mislead by star ratings?