I rarely read takes.. they are always so freaking politically correct that they disgust me. The ones that promise advices never really have anything useful for me.. so I kinda gave up, and when I do read, I skip lines... :\
I think takes are ruined in these last times.. I prefer to stick to questions, and to fool myself that I'm helping someone, or that at least I'm making them laugh
I think Stayczee or whatever her username is. She gets her point across well and knows how to format an article. Pretty much everyone else on that list makes low-energy posts which have barely any research put into them.
I think the word deserves to highly subjective. You must understand not everyone reads a certain users takes. For example , you may have tons who are into your takes but have never read mine and will vote for you. I think anyone writing Is deserving.
All i care about is putting effort into my takes, and writing when i feel inspired to. Id rather write well to send a message, not just to pump em out. *shrugs* I've already been recognised for mytakes by the GaG team. That's more than enough for me.