Well, first I agree that more than one friar+ ought to vote for FP before it's granted. But I'm not sure I agree that only high levels monks should have the ability to FP nodes.
Personally, I feel FP status should be granted to those nodes that best represent what this community is about. If this community is really about helping people understand Perl better (and not just a place to show off your programming prowess) then even lame questions belong on the front page if the answers are exceptional or help flesh out previous exceptional answers and discussions.
There's a relativity in what any one individual might call instructive material. What aids in your understanding might only confuse the beginner. What aids the beginner might only incite your derision. Having more than one vote for FP would assist in balancing the two extremes. I feel strongly that we need to have both sides represented in the process of deciding what goes on our front doorstep, Saints and lesser creatures alike.
Honestly, I've used the FP vote a lot since making friar. Two of the questions out there today are my doing. I FPed them because I learned something I did not previously know or understand fully about Perl. I have no idea if I represent the 'normal' PM user, but I'm going to continue calling them as I see them and would welcome a change to a multi-cast, consensus building FP voting system.
update: I just realized I did not reply in the right spot. Above is in response to Albannach's reply
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