In Beta Sites, the top privileges go like this:
5,000 access to site analytics 4,000 trusted user 3,500 *protect questions 2,000 access to moderator tools 1,500 approve tag wiki edits
In Graduated sites, it is set at 15,000.
25,000 access to site analytics 20,000 trusted user 15,000 *protect questions 10,000 access to moderator tools 5,000 approve tag wiki edits
Seeing that Graduated sites consider protect questions to be something given in between access to moderator tools and trusted user, it looks a bit strange that it is closer to trusted user in Beta by needing a privilege of 3,500 instead of just 3,000.
Is there any reason for this that I am missing?