The web site http://osdir.com/ has changed it's method of listing open source products.
From the email they sent:
"Anyhoo, the new concept is based on hearing from the users of apps. After speaking with many many many folks, the general feeling is that you and us claiming that your products are stable are nice & all but people want to know what the users think, and that people get others excited about trying new things not a list of data. So we're putting that front and center. While we're at it we want to hear why they like them, aside from them being stable."
As long as the developer gets the feedback and a right of response that sounds fine to me.