i too dislike the 10+ scale. i found it funny that when games scored 8 or under, and gamers would complain about the score, a lot of people from the site would say its still a good score. Gametrailers reviewed the last Ractchet and Clank, and gave it a high 7 score. i doubt many people where that hyped for the game, because there wasn't much talk about the score, but GT later talked about it on their weekly podcast. at the end of the conversation one of the host said its ok to skip the game for not being good.
i was always surprised that this didn't take off. i mean they just confirmed what a lot of gamers where complaining about. outside of 8-10 the rest of the numbers where meaningless, because the rest of the scale meant the game was bad. so if people complain about a game scoring an 8, it's because today that means it was barley good.