As an author, Shelfari is a disaster (at least so far!). I do have to agree with you regarding the negative reviews on Goodreads. I was fortunate enough to have a random reader from The Netherlands give me a great one. I am sure that is bound to change though!
@toiletpaperpeople Shelfari definitely leaves a lot to be desired - which is odd, coming from a mega-giant like Amazon.
I haven't quite figured out how Goodreads has managed to attract such a bitter clientele! I've always thought readers were kindred spirits, and that we could band together to spread beautiful words through the world--or something cheesy like that. But it's a little horrifying when some of the most scathing reviews I've ever read come with a two-star rating. I'm scared to consider what a one-star review might get for a review!