I was wondering about this for a while now.
Since people really only gain reputation and don't really lose it over time (barring extreme cases), will the various reputation levels stay consistent or will they move? Will an upvote always be 10 points and a downvote 2?
Since there is no real 'sink' to take reputation away, everyone will eventually have tons of it and everyone will be a 10k+ moderator. What will be done to prevent this? Or is this the ideal?