Nah - us mods aren't power-hungry either. It's up to the thread author, if they want to use their own rankings they can. I'm happy to go in and amend them afterwards to fit Sho
's rankings if asked (and I've posted in tom's thread asking him that)
With regard to putting polls on old threads - I can have a go at adding polls if you want, but everyone would then have to go and vote for it to have a meaningful result.