I was wondering the same thing, are they fair? Many years on and I think they are fair.
Stunning items smoke well even when young, those are forum favorite too, but most cc didn't smoke fabulous if you know 'it takes some time'.
Recently I smoked more NC than before, more NC I smoke I can steadily understand what they are talking about, some CC get low score surely surprise me,
but I could totally understand why some NC favorite items didn't scored high - after I smoked them.
Some foodie bloggers having similar taste like you and me, some are on the opposite, after reading