Mostly been said
It's all been mostly said already although I have possibly a few ideas.
I really like the comparisons and the 10 whatevers, because these often help me to decide which is the best product for my needs.
There are times when I want a long in-depth review but mostly a shorter review covering in the good, the bad and the ugly points are what I am after.
Benchmarks are sometimes usefull but if there is a lot of technical waffle and tables I end up skipping those in favour of how well does it work in the persons hands.
Technical specs i can get from the products webiste, don't waste your valuable time and space copying it from them.
YES for keeping the percentage rating, I like to know what the Reg guys rate things as. The star ratings would just be a different representation of the same thing but less flexible.
Photo's are good only if they show something important, if I want the glossy cover shots I will look at the products site.
"We review products as users" ... thats perfect because most of are end users of the products.
One last point, the spell-checking could be a bit better, not only on Reg Hardware but on Reg itself, there have been a couple of bad ones recently that should really have been picked up by a proof reader, or even a spell checker (unless JSUT is part of your regular spelling)
Otherwise keep up the good work, I love coming in to see whats new or to check how new goodies measure up in the hands of my favourite IT site.