I saw a thread discussing rep loss based on downvoters rep. But I find the situation in my question to make sense.
Its certain a SO heavyweight wont ask questions like this. But the point gained by answering a simple question and a difficult question is the same. Shouldn't we give proper weight to the quality of posts?
I see at times, users with low rep (under 1000, say) answering the questions of OP with much much higher rep. Doesn't that indicate the answerer is not worth what he is owning now, but capable of much more, provided his answer is getting upvotes or being marked as answer. I would say this way, rep becomes more indicative of capability than time spent on SO. It at the same time bridges the rep divide (like digital divide) and also but widens the gap.