in reply to Zen and the art of ignoring XP
I have no idea what you're talking about. XP is everything! It's your entire being and personality, your entire worth as a human being, and, more importantly, as a perl-programming geek, all boiled down to a simple, easy-to-grasp number!
We need more! More levels! More achievements! More ways to pigeon-hole each other! Seeing "You have 1002197 points until level vroom" is not satisfaction enough!
More stats - who are the top earners of the day, of the week, of the month, and of the year! Extra votes accorded to those! Extra infamy for those who are on the way down!
Ahem. Sorry. :-)