merlyn has FAR MORE XP than most on this site will ever have (certainly me). We could probably debate quite a while over what good that XP does.
I believe merlyn's real XP is counted in his EXPERIENCE in Perl, using it, and teaching its use.
As I've said in previous posts, I could really care less about my meager XP. I came here for knowledge and answers to questions about using Perl. I can usually find what I need using super search or just browsing others questions and answers.
If merlyn's comments don't agree with you or you think them harsh, take it up with him personally in the CB or via email. His email address is readily available and I feel fairly certain that he'd be willing to discuss the particulars with you.
I appreciate merlyn's presence here and although a lot of what he says is above my head, I respect his knowledge and experience.