I KNEW this would happen. GaG opened the floodgates of points for everything you do on the site. And now, you only receive 2 points for every response given. Unbelievable. Its worse than before. At least you earned 3 points for responses. Everyone should check out the Xper facts to see how points have been cut down to size.
The only complaint I have about Xper is that there aren't enough levels. Make it go to 100 with the max level being like 100,000,000 Xper or something. Give a user something loser-ish to strive for.
As for the AMOUNT of Xper we get per action, we have no right to complain. They let us use the site for free with little advertising, no invasive advertisements, and we get FREE things for redeeming Xper.
I'm not here to earn Xper points, so the amount of Xper points one earns per response given matters not to me. And, no, earning one point less per response has not made the experience here worse for me.
However, if one is looking to rack up points to redeem them, then I certainly understand how the change could be unfavorable.
I didn't notice, but to be honest I was never really aware of how the points system worked anyway. I never really looked into it. I'm sure admin will see this thread and be able to give you a response, as I know they always appreciate the feedback.
We did make some changes regarding Xper point earning/losing. Not everything went down though, some actually increased... so I'd encourage everyone to go to the Xper tab of our FAQ and check it out to learn how to climb the Xper levels ^_^