A positive view on Golden Delicious
I'm in the middle of eating this years GD. Some of the best apples I've eaten in the last 12 years. The brix is running 18-20, very sweet, and a good bit of acid. My favorite apples are sweet/tart, these fit the bill. Size is very good, up to 3/4 lb each.
Both here and in Amarillo this has been a very good apple picked at the right time and not stored too long. These were grown with no sprays and little bird damage.