A "relaxed" internet forum can easily turn into a more inactive, and/or less interesting, one. I've seen it happen on many other internet forums before. Just something to think about.
Perhaps losing the rep system is for the best, but it might not be. Honestly, the way I've seen you and some other people post it's like you're actively trying to convince yourselves that losing the rep system is for the best. If the change was so clearly beneficial, would you have to be doing that?
Ok, please don't pm me about that topic, because inbox is nearly full. Trying to leave room for the holiday greetings which would be incoming soon. If it's discussions regarding the rep system, let's just do it at the rep thread. Quote me there, and I'll reply in kind.