Diavolo222, on 13 June 2013 - 04:53 PM, said:
if you think popularity = quality you are out of your mind.
Popularity is a direct measure of people voting with their actions (as opposed to people just blowing hot air around).
If Nike makes shitty shoes but somehow manages to out-sell Reebok well, as much as you don't like it, they're somehow successful. Logic would dictate that low-quality products wouldn't generally become popular anyway. If Blizzard released D3 and it couldn't install and it randomly crashed and they didn't quickly fix it... it most likely wouldn't be a popular game.
If you think that popularity isn't indicative of what people think of something then you're kidding yourself. That argument is the last bastion of trendy hipsters who refuse to do anything "mainstream" ever. The people who would stop eating a lollipop if they found out that more than 7 other people liked that brand of lollipop.
Nothing irks me more than the mindset that the more "underground" something is the better it is. It's simply not true. It's just anti-mainstream rabble-rousing stupidity.
Don't use Google, it's too mainstream. Use Blekko because nobody has heard of it, therefore it's superior.
I don't even like the Biebs, but I'm not going to shit all over him because other people enjoy his music. I'm content to let that ship sail without going to some internet forums and saying that Bieber isn't talented, or is some kind of hack, or whatever. He's got a product that millions of people like. I don't like it but who cares? Good for him for doing well in this day and age.
Edited by shaggy, 13 June 2013 - 06:52 PM.