I did not know that the ratings on the master skins were only from paid users. That helps me judge the the results so much better. I just put my mouse over the ratings under a skin and see the star light up, so I assume that if I were to click it it would rate the product. And I don't think that is fair from someone who hasn't really tested the product
Broken record... yeah. Not the only one who feels that way though. Someone contacted me about their collection of paid ones here on the forums, but I don't think that is right either.
There are just too many jumping on the bandwagon to be master skinners. Most master skins now are simply average skins There are only a small handful of skins that truly deserve to be called masters. Not everyone who is a master skinner should be putting all their skins for sale. Why not simply make a market so everyone can sell their skins in one place, and separate the two types. Maybe only skins that have 10 stars should even be considered as master.
Back when there was like one master skin for every 2-3 pages of skins, I bought one some years ago. Now sometimes we are lucky if there 3 non master skins on some pages. I am still waiting for that next skin that I will buy. One skinner is very close... her skins are just a tad too large for me. Her prices are extreme though and so it makes it even harder to consider.
Wonder what would happen if master skinners put a skin on sale for $.99 like a song on itunes every once in a while? Bet there would be a jump in sales. If this were done on a daily basis randomly in a window on Wincustomize, it might increase interest.