Thx so much for the pointer to the other thread. Sounds like the cause for equitable credits beat the cause for expedited S@H progress.
I pointed out a loooong time ago that if your wingman's boinc version was ancient enough, then they tanked your credit on WU's. Those ancient clients were basically anvils on several levels. I suggested that the server cease issuing WU's to Boinc clients below a certain version watermark. Boy was I jumped on. Apparently, the spirit of the project is to crunch as much as possible across the globe, every CPU maters regardless of the drag, and only a Ferengi like me would take notice that points even existed (fair points was an ignoble cause), yadda, yadda, yadda. Well, far be it from me to point out the irony now ;-)