Hello Friends :)
Whilst poring over rating and rulesystems I encountered a footnote pertaining to 'weiqi', a hitherto unknown term. My incipient interest was cursory, but after gathering further information it solidified within a matter of days. Weiqi seemed to be a very deep yet at the same time simple and elegant game. In short: "A masterpiece of Game Design."
Thusly intrigued I studied some rule variants and began playing weiqi with my partner.
Though I do not care for my rank, I have a profound respect for rating systems as they are essential for even and thus more beautiful games.
Nor do I aspire to become amateur shodan, for I rather spend my time enjoying weiqi instead of worrying about prestige.