I re-enabled the badge system and don’t mind if you override settings I made. We are in a testing state, thus we should not sort out features because of my opinion only Maybe you are right, and for new users it is fun. When there are many complains, we can disable it anytime again easily.
(trying an email bottompost. realizing how much I actually did like the way that made conversations easier.)
personally I don’t mind the badges. if they are visible ahead of being earned they sometimes provide hints to new users of things you can do. sort of like the stackexchange badge system.