I like it the way it is too. I feel that at times I am considered one of these 'spammers' I do try to participate in a normal manner, but I am who I am. I'm a joker, an Aussie Larrikan. I do apologise for the fap craze though.
From what I've seen on the forums post count doesn't mean much anyway and as Lord-eX said, usually it's those who want attention who make a big deal about it.
I dunno, I've only been here for 3 years now, though I've seen a lot and I've gone through a lot of the old posts, nVNews history is a strange interest for me.