They were, but you couldn't answer - writers were keen to answer their critics, but they couldn't. Really, we couldn't believe we'd missed this! Well now they can, this should heat things up nicely.
As a side effect of this we simplified the whole look 'n' feel for commenting to bring it inline with blogs. To remove confusion we also renamed reviews to comments as people were getting confused, thinking the guides were actually reviews on a particular destination and we got questions through contact us like ... 'I don't understand, why would I want to review a review?'.
So now there is just a travel guide that the community can comment on and as part of this commenting process you give a rating for the guide.