Every new anime season, at least from what I see on many Facebook groups, there are always people who complain about MAL scores. Shows like Erased, One Punch Man, or right now (9/10/16) Kimi no Na wa constantly make it to the top of the anime listing on MAL for a season or a small amount of time before going to a more reserved spot. There are times when it doesn’t happen though, because One Punch Man is still number 31 on IMBD and number 17 on MAL. (If you like this series that much, more power to you.) There are even cases where shows quickly fall from rankings really quickly. Berserk (2016) is the latest example of that. The big question here is should these rankings bother you in any way? To that I definitely say no.
The reason I’m going to say this is people should have their own opinions. I don’t see why other people need to have their own opinions validated by other people, websites, or anime reviewers. Be firm on your own opinions and don’t worry what other people think. Don’t be angry that other people don’t have the same opinions that you do; otherwise, you are going to be angry at everything for the rest of your life. That’s a lot of energy that you can spend somewhere else more constructive like anime blogging :D.
On the same side, knowing how other people think will help you become more rounded and allow you to have more conversations with them. I don’t mind having my pedestal shaken every once in a while. That’s why I don’t mind watching negative reviews. You can learn a lot about why your favorite series might not be the best to other people and you can solidify your stance on the show.
So in conclusion, don’t worry about what other people think about a series or movie or anything. Especially review sites like rotten tomatoes, reviewers on YouTube, people on internet comment sections who feel like their opinions are objective, and random people on the streets. Love something for why you love them and watch things before having opinions about them. My two golden rules.