Yeah, metacritic focus of publishers and idiot gamers wanting/expecting a "9/10 or will buy for 5$" (I understand if money's a concern or plenty of games that want to be played before) often leads to undeserved bad sales.
I think you should get rid of scores and just do comparisons after the main review (like Project86 does in his amp reviews), based on the price range, like Q701 vs. X1, HE-500 vs. TH-600 etc.and even with headphones above so people might even go higher.
Will also make people actually read your review and not stare on scores which is a bummer since your reviews are well written.
FWIW, I read the reviews and use the numbers more to help me understand the reviews in summary form. But I still think it would be a great idea to do some comparisons in the price ranges.
I don't know if you guys realize how intimidating a 1400-page thread is. I normally like to read everything on long informative threads, but it'd take all my free time for a month to get through everything. I've scanned back a few tens of pages and I've done some searches, but man it seems like there's not much way to get relevant recent information other than asking things you may have answered before.
I hope you guys cut newbies like me some slack going forward. Nobody likes feeling like a ******* tool for asking the same question again, but there isn't a ton of choice. You're a victim of your own success.