Do you rely heavily on TripAdvisor reviews to help you decide on certain things (which hotel to book, which tourist spots to visit, where to buy items, etc.) before you travel or do they just confuse you even more? Certain reviews are just outright negative.
When I'm going to a new place, I certainly look at TripAdvisor for things to do and where to eat. Agree that some are outrightly negative, but what I do is to read several comments, so I don't jump into conclusion with just a few replies. However, if the place has tons and tons of negative reviews, then it's a sign that I shouldn't really try it.