We did consider member voting for the presets but it never really worked for the old AlamDV2 plugin section like Serpant said. I think the problem was the shear number of plugins meant each individual one was lucky to get more than 1 or 2 votes. Voting isn't very useful unless you have a large number of votes to create a decent average from. We expect to have far more presets than plugins, so I think it'd be even more of a problem with them.
You can actually search by our preset rating already. If you add something like "award:gold" to your search string then it'll only show the gold rated presets.http://fxhome.com/presets/?s=award%3Agold
I would like to have preset comments. One thread for each preset would obviously be overkill. Even one thread per author is pushing it (we're planning on bjillions of presets
). phpBB isn't really ideal for this sort of thing. A better solution might be a custom, more lightweight system where you could just leave comments directly on each preset info page without creating new threads. Its something we'd consider for the future, but for now its probably easiest to just leave requests in the request forum.