For me at least, it's more of a subconscious bias. I'm just trying to prevent a situation where I would enjoy something less than I could. I'll get over it eventually
What I was driving at was, to continue the analogy, is that the US "wins" the Olympics if it has the most medals by the end (even if not all of them are gold). Yeah, Umineko has the best VN soundtrack, LitBus has the best characters, Ever17 has the best plot twist, but MLA has amazing effects (due to a great engine), a great soundtrack, a compelling plot, wonderful sci-fi elements, and is a deconstruction of the harem genre of visual novels. The sum of these elements, to me, would be like a country getting the most medals.
I'm really looking forward to LinkThinks' comments, I encourage you to post when you reach a certain part
EDIT: What you said earlier AngelofDeath720, reminds me of how I ruined Steins;Gate for my friend by hyping it a lot. I gushed a lot about the visual novel, and the anime was pretty underwhelming for him
It's hard to really like something and not be able to talk about it with your friends, but yeah it totally can ruin something for you if you try to get them interested