Come on, we are Eng Sci students! Do we really need points to motivate us to do well? I think the point system is the greatest example of a cognitive anchor so far. Enjoy (and pass on) this little gift from your fellow classmate if you agree. It will hide the section which displays the top point scorers.
To make it clear, I am not trying to undermine the point system, and/or those trying to acquire them. I just think it's immature, but that is strictly my opinion.
Best of luck everyone, it's going to be a tough year!