I have noticed a good trend of having more reviews on the front page. I think the reviewers should be congratulated and encouraged.
There is one issue (at least) that might be worth discussing. Negative reviews should be discouraged. Management leaves it up to us to decide if a review is too negative. If you are impelled to say you didn't like a story, at least some positive comments should be included. Numbers below 5, which is a D, or low pass, are particularly suspect in a published review. The guidance to reviewers suggest sending an email to the author rather than posting a review if you don't like the story.
From the site's viewpoint, reviews are to encourage, reward or make constructive suggestions to authors and to help readers find good stories. If reviews don't give those results, the bandwidth used by the reviews could be better used to publish more stories.
SOL and Fine Stories survive and grow by authors posting new stories to attract readers, particularly readers who become Premier Members and send money. Or at least give feedback to attract authors to post here rather than elsewhere, or only at sites that pay them money. What kinds of reviews help the sites? What don't?