I really like most of your stuff Scrasamax, particularly your high tech post/sci-fi posts. But this article is a little much, I was hoping it would be a flippant and amusing piece. But it is instead another argument for talking oneself and by extension gaming too seriously. Maybe I missed the tone, but how can you write a article like this with out a sense of irony or absurdity?
I agree with most of the later posters that your scale is quite a bit skewed toward more room for the worst posts. A Likert Scale (which is what this is, more or less) should be equally distributed between 'points' (something like, poor, fair, average, good, excellent). But it did get me thinking that I take a lot from Strolens (I've been lurking quite some time) but rarely if ever comment on things. So, I vow to give some back. I don't know how much I will contribute of original material, but I can certainly give feedback.