I have received feedback that most of my reviews are 4 and 5 star. It's true that most items are rated highly and this is a reflection of a few things. 1) I do a lot of up-front research and narrow down on good to great products 2) my enthusiasm for rating things I love is high, and things I don't love low. As such I am switching to a two tier rating system: Recommended and Not Recommended.

OmarKnows now employs the following rating system. 


Maps to the old 4-5 star rating system

Not Recommended

Maps to 2-3 star ratings. I almost never used 2 star. 

Previous Rating System

Avoid. Mediocre.
Good, but nothing exceptional.
Great. Worth purchasing.
Exceptional. A spectacular product.