I don't think anyone will begrudge you for reaching that status so quickly. You have to put it in perspective: besides the already mentioned huge numbers of people who have never posted or not even logged in, there are a great many people who register, ask a question or two and then disappear. Compare that to your staying around and contributing. Obviously, though you may not know your way around here well yet, you do care about the place, or you wouldn't have stayed around even that long.
Btw: ++ for that post. *grin*
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