Jamie Todd Rubin laments at length on the variety and complexity of rating systems on his blog today. Here is his suggested rating scale:

1-star: Distraught. Way below my expectations.

2-stars: Disappointed. I’d expected more.

3-stars: Satisfied. Met my expectations.

4-stars: Delighted. Exceeded my expectations.

5-stars: Blown away. Far exceeded my expectations.

I think it might be slightly in jest, but this is precisely the sort of triviality I can get behind.