I know that some of it is the different reviewers, but sometimes I see yoyos get bashed in reviews for a specific aspect if its design, when another yoyo gets praised for the same thing. But it’s not just one reviewer.
The specific example I have in mind is the Echo. I know when it came out, a lot of people bashed it for having the weight in the stepped wall instead of in the outer rim. Now, a lot of yoyos, especially One Drops, are getting praise for the weight being in the wall instead of the rim? Is it maybe the Echo just came out when that design was less popular? What made people start liking it?
I’m not saying the Echo is super awesome. I mean I like it. But I wonder how many good yoyos got a bad reputation in the yoyo community, but it would have gotten more praise if it were released at a different time?