Here's a thought. Why not — once a year — consider highly opinionated reviews?
How about opinionated critical reviews?
I've refrained from posting reviews a few times, since what I'm good at is fault-finding, and I can berate software to no end, including some DC favorites, which I think suffer from major, major flaws (hello UltraEdit, hello PowerGrep you awful, misshapen critters...) If a piece of software deserves a good dressing down, I can deliver that in spades
As for fanboyish reviews, I don't think I've been sufficiently awed by any new program in a long time. Other than Total Commander, which is pure perfection of course!