Yes, quick consensus is part of the appeal as well
Posted by Pugeye on March 6, 2018, 3:22 pm, in reply to "I was considering joining"
Although it's not like I put much stock in opinions if I'm not sure whether they generally align with mine. Is still helpful though, especially for more obscure releases not featured on sites like AllMusic. I have noticed that generally speaking, albums often tend to be given a higher rating than they should on RYM (especially prog albums- no surprise there), whereas films are far more often given a lower rating than they deserve (especially films that would never be classified as "cult").