Hey ClareMarie great question! I know you're looking for more opinions, but I'd like to provide some more information to clarify both of those options. Oberlo Verified suppliers get the verified badge when they meet the requirements of selling over a 1000 orders with less than 2% dispute rate. This dispute can be anything from shipping or product quality.
These suppliers are adding new products all the time, so although their previous products could have counted towards that 1000 mark threshold, the new products have not had time to hit the market and get reviews yet. Of course, you can never be 100% sure unless you order the product yourself, but you can feel decently confident based on their verified status.
However, you can't argue with reviews! If there are Oberlo suppliers with products that have lots of product reviews, I would personally feel more confident ordering from them! Merchants ordering products for their customers are ruthless, so you can feel confident in the reviews they leave those products and suppliers. Hope that helps add some insight!