Usul Princess wrote:And when I was voting, I kept in mind how many colors I liked VS the colors now, as well as the styles.
But that's specifically what I told people not to do, and that's my problem. I asked people to vote on the blue pets on that page alone, ignoring the effects on any other colours of that species as far as possible. You're meant to look at image 1 and image 2 and decide which is better as a representation of a blue pet of species x, and that's all. Nothing further.
Remember, you are voting for the effects on blue pets only. Don't vote as though the old one combines all the best features of the Plushie, Darigan and Maraquan Krawks and the new one is blue.
For this poll to have any meaning at all, everyone has to be judging by the same criteria. Think of it this way: when you rate a Subeta pet, say you're rating Lasirus colours. You don't look at a Bloodred Lasirus image and say "I'd give this pet 4/5, but the Darkmatter Lasirus is rubbish, so I'm only going to give the Bloodred Lasirus a 2/5", or a Dawn Lasirus "I'd give this pet a 2/5, but the Bloodred Lasirus is brilliant so I'm going to give the Dawn Lasirus 4/5". Similarly, with these blue pets, you need to look at them based on what they look like (pose, expression, appropriateness for the species, how distracting any fist is, etc), not any other colours. You shouldn't be saying "I like the way this blue Bori looks and I like the new speckled Bori, but I hate what they've done to the Darigan and Plushie Boris, so I'm going to vote for the old"; you should only be saying "I like the way the new blue Bori looks" or "I like the way the old blue Bori looks".
This is not a poll for people to judge how badly affected all of a species' paintjobs were by Customisation; I'm willing to conduct a poll like that, but this isn't it.