I agree...stars have no bearing on knowledge. Look at me...I have over 1000 posts and I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination.
Mostly, I relate advice that I have found to be common from many other sources, in an attempt to be helpful. Most of all, I try to advocate the use of common sense.
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.