We'll end this year's award results with a simple observation: "Everyone's a critic."
It's true: we all have preferences and judgments that can, at times, be critical. But being a trusted critic means assuming the responsibility of being fair and objective – something that's often aspired to but seldom practiced. 
While our mission is to bring our community of CMS vendors and users together, it's also an opportunity to share our observations – fairly and objectively. Over the course of each year, we're able to study the market with a high degree of intimacy and connect directly with industry leaders as they discuss their roadmaps and innovation. We live and breathe CMS and DXP, and our goal is to help our readers make sense of a complex and ever-changing market as they evaluate new solutions to meet their digital experience goals. 
Although our CMS Critic's Choice winners were compiled through input from multiple "critics" on our editorial team, there are many other great platforms to evaluate. While there may not be a perfect fit out there, we hope our articles and reviews provide helpful guidance for finding the best product for your project. And if you do stumble across that unicorn of a platform, let us know – we would love to hear from you. 
At the end of the day, we let our passion for this industry shape our reporting and storytelling, and we can't wait to do more of it with you next year.