I love this site. If I never get another point I would remain here.
It’s good that you like the site even without points. But, if it remains as is and points cannot earned, many of us will be unable to access parts of the site that you can, at level 8.
Without points, the site will have to change in some manner. It cannot and should not remain with class levels differentiating between members ... particularly when some levels become unattainable.
I don’t know the thinking or history behind the point system and levels but it’s fairly obvious their purpose is to create a vibrant active community. And, once you buy in to being active (to gain points) the idea of being active is a habit — a habit fed by positive reinforcement from the interaction rather than point attainment.
So, yeah, you don’t need points. Many of us do. My two cynical cents.