Upload & Sell: On
I think my star ratings express my general dissatisfaction at my own work far better than I can with words :-). I rate:
3 - we're using this. Might be good, average, or just important on some level.
2 - we might use it, might not, but it could come in handy later on.
That makes it straight forward for me, they're not going in different "sections" according to how good I think an image is, so for me I don't need to rate anything 'better' than what I'm going to use. Nor do I need to rate images that are to be deleted. After everything is rated I filter "2 stars and above" or "3 stars and above" and there they are. I can delete the unused/oof/blinkers/etc later.
Then I go into adjustments, I try to do as much bulk as possible, which is usually in sections (according to time of day, location, lighting etc). Sharpening, NR, colour profile, WB, 'contrast', exposure, crop.
When everything is done, I have a second round of culling. This is usually just picking out the odd few that perhaps dilute the set or perhaps just don't work (upon reflection, when everything is together).
Something like that.