1) Yeah. That's what I said. Read better.
2) What does this matter?
3) Based on what evidence? If you could know this then you and wouldn't be having this discussion
4) Being first to do something is an accomplishment in and of itself. Like I said to Evilthug, it's not a pride or bragging issue - it's just for the fun of competition. But if we can't know then there's no competition. And besides, even if only 2% care, as you said, that's still no reason not to have this implemented. It doesn't hurt the 98%, so no one loses.
#3: I was there when it happened on both sides on my server. All of the stuff up to ~30 was cleared within a couple days of prerelease