Everyone has a different opinion on what review ratings mean. In order to alleviate confusion, here is an explanation of how About Photography review ratings work. Note, these are About Photography review ratings, not user submitted ratings.
One star ratings mean that I was very disappointed with the product and do not feel that it in any way performs as advertised or could reasonably be expected.
Two star ratings mean that in my experience the product does not work as advertised. This does not necessarily mean the product is bad overall, it just means it does not function as it is designed to work. Software/websites promising free use but really aren't free automatically fall into this category.
Three star ratings are average. They mean the product/service works as promised overall. Some parts of the item/service may fall above or below average but overall the item/service performs as intended.
Four star ratings mean that I found something with the product or service that makes it stand out from the others in its category. Extra features, sturdy construction, exceptional customer service, and extremely innovative products without competitors, are some of the factors that go into determining this rating.
Five star ratings do not mean a product/service is flawless. Five star ratings mean that the product/service offers much more to a consumer than advertised and/or more than their competitors offer. This rating means that I find the product/service particularly useful, well-designed, of good value, and found very few (if any) unpleasant surprises with the product/service.
About Photography currently offers our readers a chance to submit their own reviews of products mentioned on About Photography and I encourage you to do so whether or not you agree with the posted review.