I'd advise people to make their own evaluations of lenses, rather than rely on reviews in popular websites. These reviews, for the most part, are useful as guidelines for what to watch for, but lack the knowledge of how you are going to use the lens.
I read a different review, just on the lenses a few weeks ago, with side-by-side comparison photos. If my memory is correct, the review was quite favorable for the new 18-55DX lens, and it seemed like a very good compact zoom in that range.
Based on that review I have considered getting one of these, as an inexpensive wide lens to replace my old kit lens that I sold.