This is going to sound like
#firstworldproblems, but hear me out.
I'm a mod on a beta site, and I'm close to the 10k mark there. While I appreciate the recognition of my contributions, I am thinking it must be good for something else than just bragging rights. Since I'm already a moderator (and I think it's likely I will remain being one), the points don't really mean anything to me. But I know from my use of other SE sites that rep is precious when you've got little.
SexRep is like air, it's not important unless you're not getting any.
When I had a few thousand rep points, I began being very generous with bounties on others' questions, but it turns out that doling out bounties is rather a lot of work (review each answer to decide which one gets the reward) for the relatively small amount of rep that I "get rid of" so now I only give bounties for really worthwhile Q&A's.
Besides bounties, isn't there another way to put my excess rep to any good use?
Guess which line in this graph I am referring to? The jagged part of it is where I generously handed out bounties.