When I first visited LOS 10 years ago I found myself sweating and crying at 4 stars out of ten. Mind you I still ate everything, but it burned me up. I backed off to three stars and that seemed fine.
But my last five visits, going back to November, 2012, the heat has been missing almost completely at four stars, even for food I had eaten in previous years. One of these was a "swamped" time but the others were times when they weren't completely full.
Have they "americanized" the heat level, so that five or six stars is needed to equate to back-in-the-day 3-4 stars?
Is this toning down or inconsistency due to expanded size and increased cooking staff (with perhaps less supervision in kitchen)?
What stars do you order (where in general is your heat tolerance outside LOS?) and have you had consistent results over the years?