"For you."I'm going to keep saying that until you stop giving your opinion as fact.
For me? When did I become a target of this topic. You sound very personal in something that should be public. Are you also implying that the mapping community should not have a say in this?
I might have phrased it incorrectly by using "should," but regardless, my statement still stands. I'll rephrase it, "Thats exactly why the PP system is flawed. The "Fun" for players at the moment is earning ranks via pp. The players CAN appreciate the map AND the mapper for it's fun in terms of gameplay, not in terms of earning pp, but chooses not to because they find more satisfaction in earning PP."
The purpose of mapping is to get people to play the game. You know what the best maps are? The ones that get played and make people play the game. That's pretty much the closest thing anyone can objectively point to as an unquestionably positive attribute. For better or worse, the primary objective of any organizational body is to be self-sustaining.