On a 4x4 forum I belong to there was a similar discussion a long time ago. But originated from something else
Some members took offense at being rated for their amounts of posts rather than the value of their input, and some high posters were acting condescending against junior members (But like Red says, just because you can "bump" 150 times doesn't make your input weigh more than anyone elses).
So very diplomatically it was decided that everyone would be a "Member" with the exception of the admin and moderators. You still see people congratulating others on their number of posts reached, but it has less of an ego thing attached to it.
Personally, I don't really care where I sit in the rankings, I'm here to see what other V riders are experiencing or doing, not to be the highest poster. I'm on the forum alot, but only post when I really think I can add my 2c worth
So, Ralph, it's all good by me if you want to change it like that
And if a year down the line some yob who joined the day before and commented "That is awesome" 500 times in one night on all the threads to raise their status calls me a newbie looser when I comment on something.... well... no skin off my nose, my join date and login activity will kick their a$$ every time