Taste is subjective so I have no problem with your comment...
On my end I would say that STALKER CS is equal to Crysis when it comes to graphic quality.
Crysis has an edge in some departments & STALKER CS has an edge in others. Played both at 2560x1600 & before that at 1920x1200. I have to admit that the STALKER screeshots I've taken look better than the Crysis screenshots (both games maxed out).
Characters in CS are brutal same with the monsters... but the buildings, vehicles, Environmental effects and lighting are better than Crysis.
Crysis has better vegetation, characters & water plus the wildlife adds a little something.
I have not seen a single good screenshot for Call of Pripyat or even CS?!
But then again it's all about gameplay.
Lets hope that the people cryin about DX11 support will relaxe a bit... DX11 is only there to extend the life of the engine since they are not EA or MS...a good thing for modders...