Well, I apparently don't know enough to get a stinkin badge, nor do I really care about who ranks where. I don't look at a badge and immediately think one person is more important than someone else. Same goes for post count. High post count means nothing. The content of the posts means more than the number.
I tend to pay more attention to what someone is posting, than their "credentials" off to the side.
But I come here, ask questions, and try to take the time to answer where I think I can be of help. I admit, I don't know everything, and I'm always learning. I've found out a lot of things the hard way. I didn't grow up in a "car" family, or with "gearhead" friends. But if I see anyone having problems with their car, I'll be the first person to step up and try to help. I don't carry all my tools around just for me, they have been put to good use to get other people back on the road in a pinch. I'm just a helpful person by nature. I'm just as involved "out in the real world" helping people out as I am here, if not more so.
No "badge" is gonna change that, or make me think any different. I respect people here, regardless of whatever appears at the left side of their posts.