I am new here but I bought a plug-in from a dev and used it and even received support from them, which was excellent. The plug-in did exactly what it said and their support was superb.
I read their reviews before and after and my question is,
"How can people leave one star and complain about the free version?"
I am not a developer here but when I look at their feedback they have received one and two stars from people who never purchased the product.
Whomever runs WordPress.org should fix that ASAP. That is straight up bollocks. A bunch of whiny people who were too cheap to shell out 19.00 dollars get to bring your hardwork and company down. I don't think I've ever felt sorry for developers, (being one myself) until I landed on this forum.