Haha my apologies if I came across as "I've done it, now I don't want others to have it". Maybe there's a hint of that there, but I think everyone feels a small sense of pride with the number of 50s you have, regardless of whether you brag about it or how small that sense of pride is. It's something you earned.
My main contention was with the fact that it doesn't appear to be a legitimate way of leveling, with the number of 'hoops' you have to jump through and the special confluence of factors that allow for this method. I felt a little dirty grinding this way and it certainly felt like an exploit.
I'd still like a yellow response though If it turns out that this is all working as intended, then hey, I know what I'm doing this weekend.
Thanks for your replies though. Acerbic, but polite. I can deal with that