Huddersfield fans rate Ward from what I can tell, there's some who say he couldn't perform on the same level consistently during their last Championship season, but they acknowledge he's got something in him, reflexes and shot-stopping being his main strengths, and with a lack of being able to command his area as a main negative talking point.
Whomever continues to refer to the main Huddersfield forum and the thread on Ward does so by ignoring the vast majority of posters on there going into the Lössl vs. Ward debate that doesn't say much about Ward's individual qualities, a debate which Ward obviously can't win, because Lössl performed (much) better than Ward. But that doesn't automatically mean that Ward is a bad or average goalkeeper. He's six years younger than Schmeichel and there's plenty of room for improvement in all areas.
Don't get carried away by the writings of a clearly biased individual on here, trying to tell you differently.
All in all, let's give the guy a chance - despite the relatively high price tag.