Mike, good point. Add in the total number of reviews used in the average. Not sure if the first two number were the range (lo to hi ratings) or if the first number was the number of reviews done.
However, even though this is a good idea, given the fact that decimal values aren't allowed, and let's say someone has only reviewed three "primo" pcs. of gear, which the general consensus from others is that those same three pieces of gear rate between 4.75 and 5, then we might see an avg. of 5 for all three pcs of gear (as many people will round 4.75 up to 5) as well as a fairly valid avg of 5 for that one individual who has only reviewed three pcs. of "primo" gear.
Guess, we would still need to look closely at the gear that the person reviewed. Since BPL is redesigning their website, it would be nice, when in the REVIEWS area, to just click on "something" and show a brief listing of all pcs. of gear reviewed by a person together with the score they gave it. That way, at a glance, i can see if that person reviewed any gear that i'm familiar with and how their rating compared to my own first-hand experience.
Again, good catch on your part.