What's the point of this Karma system anyways? Is it to encourage people to be civil in the forums or what? I've read some interesting and helpful posts from people with a lot of bad Karma and it makes me wonder why they have it. I just assume people click bad Karma if they don't agree with something they may have read, but who knows.
basically, I think you will find most people very very helpfull on this site, plenty of strong opinions and sometime heated discussions, but overall its a massive pool of knowledge and experience that can be tapped very quickly.