Seems like you get that with any affiliate thread where the proprietor has a strong presence in the thread. The thread attracts a core group of loyal posters/customers and the thread ends up sort of existing in a vacuum.
Agreed there are quite a few bad outfits in the Epaulet thread, which is a shame, because I think that's not usually a result of the clothes themselves. A lot of the people who contribute photos in that thread just seem to lack any real sense of styling or fit and operate under the apparent impression that nice clothes will seamlessly transition into nice outfits.
Haha, so true. I recently discovered that all the terrible pictures I posted on that thread over a year ago when I was in that phase were collected on my profile with a view count attached. Oh the shame