The Chowhound Team split this tangent from the NYC Outer Boroughs board.
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I totally do NOT subscribe to the opinion that larger lobsters are less good eating but the 5 lb'er I cooked yesterday (which by some luck and some research was timed close to perfect) was perfectly ok and was enjoyed a lot but was NOT one of the great lobsters I've known. Not very sweet, not very flavorful. I haven't a clue what makes one lobster better or worser than another but... there it is.
Enough leftovers to do something interesting with and since it is not super primo delicious I can do some flavoring things that I wouldn't normally do to a lobster that deserves nothing more than butter. Got scampi style in mind.