Geometric distortion and CA bother me very little, while noise and lack of color (B&W) bother me a lot. Landscapes are boring, almost universally.
This is why I think photography contests are stupid. They rarely have detailed judging criteria, and instead are based pretty much on "what the judges liked". So it's nothing but personal preference which is as varied as there are people on the planet, which in turn means "what the judges liked" means absolutely nothing.