Although I enjoy cooking and eating I maintain a very simple rating system: very good, good, ok and bad. These words is how I describe what I have made or have eaten. I know Johnny uses adjectives like, great, fabulous, unbelievable and the like but to me in order to achieve that state of "nirvana" would mean that after the meal you reside in a state of semi-unconscious bliss, sorta like morphine. I have never attained that level by eating food. My very good may be someone elses, unbelievable and so on. I guess it's an individual thing and how a person tends to express themselves in general and perceive the world around them. I don't rightly know the answer. The other part of this equation, is that my evaluation of very good may be your "absolutely dreadful". Therein lies the wonderment of food critics. A motley crew in my eyes. Never understood how an individual critic can speak for so many diverse taste buds. But they do and they are held in high esteem by many and hated by others. Our society allows them to make or break a restaurant. We don't need critics. Let the people decide. The restaurant will go out of business on their own or become very popular depending how well their product is and how many people share that opinion. Of course, I am not including the restaurants that exist just to "be seen in" for status purposes. But I don't go to restaurants anyway, so I really don't care either way. I just go about my business and my four simple food adjectives and I'm "ok" with that.