Marisa - I personally haven't seen this as a problem as well. I do commend sSnakeSs on getting rid of the 'ranks' above our avatars. That would be misleading, I believe, but the number of posts one makes is irrelevant to their actual knowledge; I, like you, don't think that is an issue here.
I may be wrong... if anyone believes that the number of posts is indicative to their knowledge and experience please know that it is not. I am a prime example! LOL =)
Beat me to it, Siretsap!!! I was just writing the same thing, but you posted first!!! LOL =)