There are some very high point posters here that contribute very little in the way of good solid posts. ... things like pictures, youtube videos and icons? ... awards for saying "wait, what?"
Guilty as charged. However, there's a lot to be said for recognizing what type of poster you are as well. For example: I make no attempt at hiding my lack of quality content contribution outside of OT, meta, or humor (which honestly, are any of these quality content?) topics. At the same time, I also make it a point to not start new threads. I don't have any brand of football insight to add, but I do enjoy responding to threads that pique my curiosities. I could have INT_MIN (LONG_MIN? I don't know what the column looks like in the DB) points right now and it'd have zero impact on my ability to post - though I'd probably be explaining why I have less than 4 billion points more often than I'd be saying anything else.
On a related note there's a lot of discussion going on right now about the ability to vote on posts that's completely tangential (continued math pun intended, which I'm sure is very telling) to the actual discussion at hand: cutting down on the amount of bullshit that gets through the "minimum points required to start a thread" filter. At some point this is a problem that the guy that runs this site (I hear his name is "Brian", but there's no like contact information or anything available) will likely address, as the signal to noise ratio of feedback to this topic (inversely proportional to the signal:noise of forum topics) is steadily rising.