My poll regarding using a ratings system has pretty much run its course and the votes for a ratings system outweigh those against it by a sizable margin. I've been pondering a unique system and have settled on one which is related to one of my earliest and greatest loves in Japan and that is sumo wrestling. The round faces with chonmage hair styles will appear at the bottom of reviews from now on providing a quick view of how I regarded the product. Consider their faces a reflection of my emotional response to the product.
Here are the ratings and explanations (the real ratings graphics will not contain explanations):
And, just for the record, I'm aware that I should be writing "sumo wrestler". ;-)
Thanks to everyone for voting and for reading!