Same for me, i started +/- year ago so only big change in my 'career' was bnet throwing things upside down. I did not experience first hand any of often mentioned features like old silver star,bronze, gravgun, or even shiva short of flamer bug. That probably influences my opinions as i had an rather easy start when things were figured out and i was lucky to get Ghost as my source of info. That being said to sumarize my opinion and cut all the offtopic that starts to overshadow actual topic. Medal like this is cool but defining newb and mentor will be tricky and possibly abusable. It could replace bronze or lsm but only not being tied in any way to their current form. As a new entity.