Just checked out the off topic area...
Yeah, some more changes/additions to the rep system is not necessarily a bad thing. I like the new community pot of rep (check the rep bomb 1.1 thread). Once a day, you can pick a number and whoever is closest, wins the rep. Depending on the amount of people that play, it could be a lot of rep! Note that the rep bombs themselves have also changed.
Just lettin' youz know