Most people don't know

Most people don’t know that there is a sort by last updated. The default is by rating…

We indeed chose to order results by Rating as we thought users would like to first see the Apps that others found useful instead of seeing first the latest added Apps

hm, either somebody landing at your page is looking for something specific which they also might have gotten linked to, or somebody is looking for updates and news much rather. new random users without any prior experience might not even go there. so y just downloading random (high rated) stuff?

if you say that the best rated plugins are coincidentally also the most downloaded ones, then i am convinced that your strategy has worked out indeed… idk.