Not sure what they are thinking at the Gamespot headquarters but there are too many factors that are making me hate this website more and more.
-Forum moderation is inconsistent.
-Unions have been all but forgotten. I use to love joining GS Unions in the past and it was a great way to communicate with other people with the same interests as myself. The feature is still there, but it has yet to be updated in over 5 years. I have a big feeling they will be doing away with Unions once the new redesign comes around. Which brings me to my next point..
-Too many redesigns, not enough focus on techincal problems. This website, for how big it is, has been having constant techincal issues every day since I signed up for this site back in 2005. Every redesign has introduced more and more techincal issues than before. GS just hasn't put enough work in to fixing the bugs of this website.
-Reviews are horrible. I sometimes wonder where in the hell they find these nutjobs that review the games. Maxwell Mcgee, Kevin VanOrd, Tom McShea, ...the list goes on. I do not like any of these reviewers and too often I find that these reviewers are not playing enough of the games to come up with an accurate review. The scores are often way off the mark compared to the Metacritic scores and usually not with enough reason. And about those scores..
-This was the tipping point for me, why in the hell are they going from .5 increments down to .0? Meaning 9.0, 8.0, 7.0..etc. Absolutely a stupid decision and it does not help gamers make decisions on whether to buy a game or not. It makes the reviews less precise and that's the end of it. To me, there is a big difference between an 8.0 and 8.5 and especially between an 8.0 and 9.0. Reviewers are now going to be forced to round their opinions to one score or the other. This is a really stupid decision Gamespot.
-I'm going to stick around for the redesign and see what they bring, but if technical problems still persist, the scoring system is changed, and I don't see a significant improvement in the design of the site- I'm done here. I love many of the people I've talked to on this site and have had great discussions, but I can't continue to support this website if the downward spiral continues.