DomGrief, have to disagree. Metacritic is so very disliked by game devs because it throws a small dose of reality in their faces every time they look at it. And they have to look at it because everyone looks at it.
That's why Warren so keenly wants it to be "irrelevant." Metacritic is TMI for game devs.
Yes of course the aggregate scoring is flawed but when thousands of gamers score a particular game, that starts to mean something.