maybe this is all a mistake, and the culprit(s) have dyslexia , or read right to left and got the stars wrong.
Anyhow, I like ratings, I like comments, just have to suck up the ratings and comments I disagree with, or try, and keep skinning, and enjoy the good ones.
At the end of the day , I doubt the world is sitting at home checking to see who has more stars, with skinners I believe it is a competition of cousre, and why not, we all want to stand out.
With users though, as Jafo posted, it could help them determine a good skin.However, if they have it to easy to find the top rated skins, some lesser skins may simply get overlooked leaving a skinner wondering where he or she went wrong.So, if overlooked, that skinner misses the help from comments on how to satisfy a downloader, which increases stars later. So, stars are good, less stars suck, but may in turn help get more stars by incentive through torment, lol.
Okay, ramble ramble, ME.DT1.