You're gonna have to build your rep up to make your rep given to others count. It's supposed to be a self-governing reward/punishment scale, that makes the fact that you have low or negative rep more difficult to bring down someone with much higher rep. If you tossed DB a midgets denim pants pocketful of negative rep 'cuz you "love" him so much, his reputation would have virtually no dent in it whatsoever due to your low level of reputation.
However, someone like roided, who has accumulated an abudance of inexplicable positive rep points could more easily use his power for evil, as his reputation is quite high, allowing him to give more reps, more often, making them worth more points, positively or negatively.
DB's right, it's a brothel over in OT right now. Little more than a point competition for the top of the dots.