It seems like some peeps are wanting the positive rep to mean something legit without opening up to the possibility to risk of receiving a neg rep.
As it stands right now, I think the rep here (as well as that big bar under my username) is essentially worthless and meaningless. I felt more pride back when I had four squares because each and evry one of those squares was a rep for an awesome post I made.
Now, its just a numbers game. If I spread rep to 20 people, I can rep someone I want to rep more thban once. Or if I go into the f&r forum, I can get all the rep I want by merely asking for it.
I personally preferred the system the way it was before it was rendered meaningless, but I have to admit, its also a bunch of fun in this meaningless system.