If only I had a quarter everytime I've heard someone complain about this.
1)People arn't straining themselves. They have passion for this game. I'm sure they all have lives outside this game, but some think higher of it then you the casual player.
2)They arn't doing this only for the needle. They are doing it for the fame also. To become known as a "good" psu players. I say "good" because spamming C runs during this awesoem event is quite sad and doesn't really improve your playing skills anyway. Glad time attack is way different and more amusing
3) About what you mentioned on sharing accounts. I totally hate that also. Even though I don't see the leaderboards as highly as others do, it's still unfair to those who are the only ones on their account doing the best they can just to get passed up by those who like to "cheat".
4)If you're a casual player, none of this should concern you. Go to your real life where you claim you care about more and bitch about things there. The leaderboards arn't hurting you in any way/shape/form.
This has been helpful advice from Seority.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Seority on 2008-04-28 11:34 ]</font>