At one time, I was like many here at Trulia. I got caught up in the point producing results. Then when Trulia decided to change the way things were done, I lost thousands of points and never got them back. When that happened, I was only 4 points away from VIP3.
On another occasion, I lost thousands of points due to a "glitch" in the system, which to my knowledge has never been figured out. If it has, I haven't benefited from the result.
I now have no VIP status and I no longer care about the status or the VIP #. I am here to help where I can and I also pick up useful information from time to time. I like the fact that there is a place where would-be buyers and sellers can ask questions and get intelligent answers - well, usually anyway.
So if by answering questions or commenting on someone's blog I just happen to get points, so be it. Otherwise, I'm just hanging around for the fun. Very busy with real estate. Not much time for fun these days. Not complaining though.