An awful product that should simply be avoided. You'll be sorry.
A poor product with more faults than redeeming qualities.
Below average. May be passable in a pinch, but you should probably stay away.
A bit below average, with some serious issues to watch out for.
An average product, with issues that keep it from being genuinely exciting.
Slightly better than most similar products, but you can likely still do better.
Better than average, but some issues still hold it back from being truly excellent.
Among the top products in its category, and a solid choice for most people.
A category-leading product and an overall pretty safe bet.
An industry-leading product, definitely worth owning. An instant classic.
Completely flawless. You'd be crazy not to have it.
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