I thought you were kidding, but the fact that you didn't an emoticon put me off.
Haha, I was kidding, I totally respect most OBZPCs, and my respect has nothing to do with their pro to. They get the proto boosts because they're the kind of members who deserve respect, so incidentally I end up respecting most people with proto. Go figure.
I got premiership for the blog, mainly, which has nothing to do with status. If you don't know how to use it with integrity, there's a good chance it can lessen your status.