i agree with the rep for rep thread (havent seen it myself). That should have been deleted. Repping should be beacuse you have contributed to a thread or the forum, not becuase you like to kiss each others arses to get green bars. That should have never been allowed to stay.
As for the rep system, i like it as long as its modderated to an extent. Maybe neg reps should be moderated, there cant be THAT many neg reps for the mods to deal with.....