There is a thread in here "Not fair points" - a thesis to which I do not subscribe at all.
For people like myself who are self employed as consultants and who are expected by clients to find answers to any question they happen to ask, answering questions in here comes naturally.
Now in the "Not fair points" thread, the case was made that it was difficult to win 3,000 points a month. Some members (myself included) can average 3,000 points a day over the course of a year, So the complaint about not being able to earn points rings hollow if viewed from this perspective.
On the other hand, if I were not to look at the current questions, and not answer any (or vastly fewer), then I earn fewer points. Does that automatically make room for budding experts?
That is: Is E-E better off overall if I continue to answer, or if I stop answering.