@wjb: The more legitimate tech sites tend to go with recommended, and toss in a modifier depending on how many caveats exist. Anandtech is probably the best example of how to do a hardware review.
With PC hardware, you are rating an item for how well it performs a pre-defined job. For a launch console that is a silly question, but scoring it is even more meaningless (that would be like reviewing videocards on a 1-10 scale). You can note if it has merit, but there is not enough comparative basis to make that kind of scoring system work.