I'm not sure where people ever got the idea that points were useful for the most practical of reasons, but they aren't. I don't mind them except when I get misguided people asking if I take commissions in points. Usually people have the idea that 100-200 points is a lot. But, stop to consider that each point is a little more than a cent... around 1.25 cents (in U.S. currency). I normally charge like $25 for a simple Pokemon painting. That would be 2000 dA points. Imagine now that I just amass points...thousands of them... what am I going to do with these? I like to spend my money on:
-Cat stuff (food, litter, toys, treats)
-Pokemon plushies (when they get new ones at the Kiosk nearby)
-Anything emergency that pops up
Nothing I can get from dA is on this list, except once a year I buy a dA subscription both for the features and to support the site.
I do like giving them away to random people who give me points for some reason. Sometimes I even get enough points that I can give out a cake or something. I just don't want to earn points, I don't have a use for them!
IN OTHER NEWS, Papaya HG comic is almost wrapped up (and then comes a related ending thing), and Every Single Pokemon II is in its color stage now. I'll probably work on that this week and get a couple hundred colored.