iOS 7 - 8.0; iOS 6 - 8.5???

I for one cannot see how the Verge can rate iOS 6 with an 8.5 while iOS 7 only receives an 8. After using the new operating system for a few days, I think it is leaps and bounds over the older version. The one thing I was worried about was the icons, but at this point I only have around seven stock icons on my home screen, and the mix of stock and third party icons looks rather beautiful. Things like the Control Center are going to take some getting used to, but all in all I think that this is a huge upgrade over the older system. In case anyone was wondering I am running 7 on my iPhone 5 and it is near flawless; I go back and use my iPad 3 with iOS 6 and it feels as if I am going back to the stone age.