Thanks for the userbars, 2Cool4Mewtwo! They have been added, and points given. Also, I added your points for using a userbar. (You only get them now because of a goof I made accidentally removing the userbars after I would have given the points.)
Your ideas are interesting. I'll think about the "Elite Status" feature. If used, it will not go unrewarded. I removed the Owner starting points already, as you suggested.