In terms of lenses, while I continue to rely on DxOMark for a good general review, and I even use DxO Optics Pro for some of my works ... however, I think DxOMark scores are not everything to a lens.
Why do I say that? That's because I think some lens are loved for the way it "distorts" the image, or some called it "character". If used wisely(ok this is subjective of course, as one man's meat is another man's poison), it makes for a better "feel" of the photo. For example, I own a Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G which is very expensive (for my budget) despite purchasing it from the used market. It is not like it is one of the sharpest prime on the market, suffers from CA and etc. But I really love how it renders some photos the way it does, and in fact, after I enabled lens profile correction in Lightroom, it doesn't look as good as I "feel" the photos initially. So I did not enable the lens profile correction for a number of my photos taken with it.
Wonder if this makes sense to some of you?