I totally get your point, but that’s why I’m in favor of a totally objective rating for all recipes, whether it’s your own, your friend’s or a total stranger’s one.
If people only rate recipes when they think it’s good, and then nearly automatically give it a 5 star, it kinda ruins the rating system for newbies who generally have no clue and basically only have the rating system to go by.
If I make a recipe that I like and you rate it a 1 star, I don’t take it personally, but I’d prefer you rate it badly than not.
It’s the same with restaurants or food recipes. Some people like them, others don’t. You can never know if you like a recipe just based on a rating. I’ve been to restaurants with Michelin stars and been a bit disappointed (not that it was bad, just not what I expected) and others with bad ratings where I had a great experience.
Besides the ratings, there’s of course also a comment section where you can say what you like or not, which helps others as well deciding if it’s a recipe for them or not.
That’s kind of the reason why I raised the topic. I get the feeling that people only rate these days if they mix something and they’re amazed that their first mix is vapable (5 star!!!) or if it’s from a friend who needs support or something…
If you mix something and you don’t like it, fine, give it a rating and even better if you explain your rating in the comments. If a recipe creator spends time making it and publishing it, how much effort does it take to leave an opinion… and it does help others, whether your opinion is subjective or not.