Your comparison is off a bit. All those people are popular because they are attractive, hence, they go more with your way of thinking such as - good looking = popular. A better comparison would be a band such as a hard rock band that gets listened to and is popular because of what they play, not their looks.
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Posted by sacrifist
Actually, popularity is a pretty big deciding factor if it is good or not. Gameplay > Looks, in my book.
So are performers like Brittany Spears or Paris Hilton or Soulja Boy good at performing? They're popular. But just because they're popular it doesn't make them any good. Same goes with maps. A bunch of stupid people cal play it over and over again but it can be a terrible map.