Well, the part where your question said 50 points for MH, I agree. I think it is worth it. But, the users should be given the points for actively participating and giving opinions. Because even if the user doesn't get the MH, he\she still wins cuz, there are some points. So, partly i agree.
Most of the MHOs are given long before many people have even see the question, let alone answered. So I think most of the MHOs given here are not for the best answer. If MHO is already awarded, many people will not even read the question but will move on, which might not be so bad. But still, the answers you have for MHO are usually not the best ones posted.
I wouldn't put too much emphasis on MHOs because I think only about 10% of my MHOs are justified at the moment Not given an xper for an opinion is weird people wouldn't answer question unless they feel they might get a MHO or upvote - How many questions do I answer that I have a chance of MHO maybe 20 that means I won't bother answering the other 280 that I do answer. I will shy away from giving an opinion that will be downvoted.
nah i wouldn't want that. MHO is largely given to people who tell the opinion owner what they want to hear... which isn't necessarily what they need to hear. Making MHO's worth that much will only push people to suck up to the QA in times when they shouldn't be
I disagree for 2 reasons: 1) Interaction is important on GAG and if giving opinion is not rewarded there will be less interaction. 2) Good change some people will constantly give each other MH's to gain a massive number of points :o