Reservoir dogs is fucking classic, you most be the only one who dosen't like the movie. You gotta watch it more than one time. i didn't get it either at first!!!
He isn't the only one. I don't get the love for Tarantino. He takes so much from other filmmakers who are better than him, and I often feel that his movies lack soul or whatever. One of the most overrated directors in my opinion.
As for the best film I've seen in 2012, I'd say Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master".
The Dark Knight Rises was a good film, but very flawed as well.
Dark Knight Rises is the FOTY for me. Seen it 6 times already and never gets old.
I loved it too. I really don't get the hate for it.
I guess we're willing to open up to the nature of the story and did choose to ignore some of the faults that were behind it. Even the "faults" that appeared were nothing major for me. I had a ton of fun watching it. It's why I rank it so highly. I'd own it.