So, I guess it really comes down to the function of the rating system. Is it intended to provide potential users with a objective favorability rating for the add-on, or provide users with a subjective method to rate an add-on (or the developer) that provides no real usefulness to either the other users or the developer? It's Vash's sandbox, he gets to make the rules. I was just expressing my opinion. I think that add-on developers might be more interested in honest, helpful feedback on their contributions, not anonymous, meaningless votes. Under the old system, rude, worthless comments still had to have a "signature" and could be deleted by the add-on author if he/she so desired. Now we have no control over pointless ratings that offer no meaningful feedback. If it's too hard to do, that's fine. But we should caution the potential new users that the ratings really don't mean anything regarding the quality of the add-on necessarily. Out of over 36,000 downloads for the Shuttle Fleet, there are only 14 votes. So, hypothetically, 11 votes could have rated the fleet "5", 3 votes rated it a "1" and the average of ~ "4" (as shown) would result. So, by almost 4 to 1 the votes rated the package as "excellent", but without knowing those statistics, the new users sees it as "good" because 3 people might not like me, not the add-on. Where is the usefulness in that?
Just my opinion. I take my thanks from the +36,000 downloads, not the 14 votes.