As everyone else has had their say I will add my 6 pence. As I believe you said once (I have looked and cannot find the reference so please forgive me if I have missquoted you). Every post gets a certain number of random upvotes form ppl using up their votes. Every post gets a certain number of up votes based on a person. How often have I seen your posts shoot past mine in ++ despite the fact we have said the same thing. Names carry weight, if you are well known ppl will read your post ahead of others. Every post gets a certian number of random and targetted down votes.
It is my firm belief that these all balance out. Looking around the monestary it seems to work. What you lose on the corners you make up on the other corners.
If it aint broke then it was probably written in perl. So lets not fix this eh!