it is clear that skins are not rated well if skins that are good do not get more than 3.5 stars in the first rating,
How do you determine when a skin is 'good' if not with your own personal prejudice?
The initial ratings applied are applied by, for want of a better word....experts...who have been doing this approval process for decades.
I have been on this site since day one...and can attest to early teething troubles....15 or 20 YEARS ago.
Since then, the submission/approval/rating process has been pretty much incident-free, requiring very little oversight.
There is ALWAYS going to disagreements through differing opinions with regards to what someone likes...that others may not, but that's human nature and 'free opinion'.
What Stardock and Wincustomize strives for is equity.
As I stated previously, the longer a work is accessible to the public, inviting comment and rating - the closer to an exact balance of public opinion of that work will be reached.
Everyone has a history/qualification/experience/education with computers, computer graphics and art in general. The Moderators here likely equal or surpass your own experience, particularly in the field of GUI design....