As for myself, I don't go nuts on the subject or anything, but am mindful that ratings are subjective to each reader and three out of five on a book rating system means something a little different to different people. Also, when ratings are based on a possible five star (or rose, or ribbons, or lips, what-have-you) rating system, it's sort of damning a book with faint praise when a reviewer gives two or three or even four out of five stars. What does only three and half stars (or roses, what-have-you) really mean, anyway? Read it? Don't read it? Toss a coin to decide? I'd almost rather have a more clear cut, thumbs up/thumbs down edict on my book than a lukewarm rating endorsement by a reviewer. And as a reader, I dislike ambiguity in book reviews - I want to KNOW where to spend my five to ten bucks (or Euros, what-have-you) Anyway, that's my opinion, as a writer and a reader. Unless someone give my book a five our five, then I'm all for it! Ha. I look forward to hearing what everyone else has to say on the subject. Lemme know!