Verge's taste and smartphones

Didn't important editors of The Verge say HTC First is great?

"Since then, rumors have suggested that the First is hovering near death amid poor sales — rumors bolstered by a quick price cut from $99 to just 99 cents on contract. The phone is "a disaster," one source says."

Didn't almost all of important editors of The Verge say Samsung Galaxy S4 is a disaster phone?

"10 million Samsung Galaxy S4s being sold in only one month".

I believe it is apparent The Verge doesn't have a clue about what people value and want in a smartphone.