I don't mind them, because I believe they add another challenge to the sport. Ratings can add healthy pressure to a sanctioned event – motivating players to make solid decisions and to throw well. Although they may not accurately reflect a person's skill they are fun to try and raise.
The Treejectory Am Classic bumped my rating up a whole three points. You can't see it, but I'm raising my roof right now... or is it raising the roof? Anyways, my hands are in the air and I'm waving them like I just don't care. I think the lady looking at me from outside my dining room window does though.
Well, if she knew that I'm now an 889 rated player she would understand.
So... this means absolutely nothing to you, but means I'm slowly moving back up toward the 900 mark to me.
Back in 2010 I started my membership with a 901 rating, but haven't been able to move beyond that yet.
I've been dropping and climbing in small increments like I'm stuck riding a kid's roller coaster. Good thing I have beer.
That tournament at Seatac DGC really punished me by dropping my rating 15 points. Now I'm slowly making the climb. Hopefully I can continue this trend for a while.