But on the other hand, I should also say that the grades aren't the be-all, end-all here. We encourage you to use the site the way Jason Grote says he does: Browse the review summaries to see how your favorite, or least-favorite, critic skews (or doesn't) the consensus. One day we hope to offer a minus-one feature--i.e., a way for you to click and see what the average grade would be minus the one critic you'd prefer to ignore.
And finally, I'd like to welcome a new co-blogger who's helping Isaac and me, Linda Buchwald, a budding arts journalist who's written for The Sondheim Review, PopMatters, The Syracuse New Times, Making Music Magazine, International Musician, and gURL.com, and currently works as assistant editor for Scholastic MATH. She started out by doing some back-filling for us--Broadway's Disney shows are now rated and included in the sidebar--and we look forward to more of her fine work.
Read on, and tell us what you think!