All of a sudden Product Review website reviews for Porter Davis seem to get all 5 star ratings since 9th of September and also 5-10 of reviews on any single day since then (sorry, no offence meant for anybody building with PD or even to PD) but all of sudden Product Review site seems to have got all the attention, from various Builder's marketing divisions not only PD for that matter. I wonder who would think Product Review to be a "single point of Truth" for these reviews. For me at least its not . There are various other places where I checked what's any builder's existing customers talking about and what the most common issues / weak points for each builder before deciding on one and then ofcourse who suits to my budget and needs as well
That site is basically useless even for very small appliances and items let alone a major construction task such as house building as lot of it really depends on subjectivity as well as personal experience.
We built with CH and completed it about 6 months ago, being first time builders we were inexperienced on a few things, but I think all things are relative. I'd rate the build at about 7.5/10 including the service from SS and CLE delivered. We didn't have major issues some but some which we experienced during the build were real surprising that they could have missed being "experienced" site supervisors.
When we shopped around, it appeared that CH offered the least fancy but adequate living solutions, PD homes appeared majorly done up whist Metr*con were very practical in their designs and their display homes appeared a touch above CH but their price also appeared about a touch above them.
Bu*bank and S*monds homes we considered too but IMHO and the wifey's and consultation from my Brother in Law/sister/folks in laws and 2 mates they just seemed a little weird/old fashioned.