To ego's post here: http://egotisticalpriest.com/2008/10/achievements/
But then something happened.
My point was that Achievements give EXACTLY the same amount of real life reward as any other pixel in this game. So if you like them don't be ashamed.
But seriously... my post was awesome. I used big words and spellchecked and I sounded brilliant. I was going to be linked by EVERYONE and was going to be praised for my amazing thoughts.
Intstead ... you get a screenshot and a bunch of no spelling. Oh and TJ got a post out of my frustrations.