Long before I joined Pinside I used to look at the top 100, and top 100 comments to help me decide what game I may want to buy, since no where in 150 miles at the time to try one for myself.
Once I joined Pinside, and finally after a long time became active in forums, I learned how different everyone is.
Now, I never pay any attention to the ratings anymore. I sold 2 top 15 rated games I was tired of to get Oktoberfest and Houdini, and I am glad I did.
Every Monday I look at the new top 100 list for entertainment only now. I hope it never goes away, because long ago, before I joined Pinside, the top 100 and comments that goes along with it helped me get a couple games I still have. (Met prem, and TWD pro).
And I am so glad I paid attention to the ratings and got a JJPOTCSE while I could.