Earlier this evening I had a post answered by a prominent member of the SE community. Despite it being a meta.drupal question, I think it applies to all of the SE community out there.
This person had more than 30,000 points attributed to their profile. Yet, when I saw how it was represented XXk, I thought how unfair that was.
In the US military commissioned officers are given visual badges of their achievements: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_%28United_States%29
Can we do something similar here? Why does a person with 9000 get to be shown as longer than someone with 40000? 9000 and 40k and visually unequal.
If you had 100k points, would you want it simply represented as 100k? or 100,000? Let's give credit where credit is due. Let's give these guys rep point values they can be proud of, especially when compared against their lower ranking officers!
Although the post is a bit tongue in cheek and playful, there is, I hope, some value here. Let's create a badge system that, without having to second-glance at it immediately gives credit to those who have sacrificed more time than others for the benefit of the community.