Why should I look at my own "PerlMonks Experience" in the way you do ? I don't mind having a name people recognize (well not yet but someday)... I have no problem being anyone's friend that needs help, or being able to be recognized when I myself need help.
I do understand that you see a problem with XP because it has scared away users, but that's not necessarily a reason you shouldn't get a registered username...
just my five cents (ran out of pennies!)
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