JMO: I don't mind them at all. In one aspect I can see where they've done good.
In cases where someone who hasn't been here long, maybe doesn't know the site rules, etc...posts something they shouldn't for whatever reason, people can see that this person is a newbie and may not know the rules with just one glance at their stars and number of posts.
Personally, I like the names
I get a kick out of em.
I think JEFF and whoever else, should come up with some new names