Our discussion here is actually a good example in how people see the topic differently. My negative experience tells a story, true - of bad services delivered. Not of my bad choices. I look always at the seller rating but strangely they always have 5 star rating and I can just imagine why. BECAUSE also Fiverr itself promotes to leave a rating just after a gig is delivered which not necessary means executed. Some gigs especially on web services takes time sometimes it’s up to 30 days or more. Only then (after 30 days) you truly can evaluate the delivered service against the promoted description. But I have the impression many users do their evaluation right after the gig is delivered (but not executed). And you can find enough proof for that. E.g. gig says "you will see a web result in 20–30 days but the buyer just left a feedback right after delivery of the unfinished (executed) gig.
Even you are saying you not advocating sellers but your arguing is rather suggesting exactly that. If you accept a “watered drink” than it’s your thing.
My (buyers) responsibility?
So tell me what I do wrong in demanding a obviously 5 star seller should deliver as described and in time?
The key issue is the SELLER is in obligation! By the way under legal aspect you have a contract by accepting my order and to fulfill these order - no matter if the costs are $5, 25$ or $125.
I demand from a 5 star seller that he’s delivering at the first time - no excuses. And again a higher price is no guarantee for a better service. What if all Fiverr gigs would all start at $25 as minimum? What excuse do you have then if not delivered as described?