I would also add that your first negative reputation score is pretty significant.

I know a lot noders are hurt to varying degrees the first time they get a negative score - what is wrong? don't they like me? bastards! are all thoughts that can go through newbie noders when they get downvoted below 0.

I consider this to be the direct opposite to Having your first double-digit rep writeup.

(Comment) This w/u has been upvoted 5 times and downvoted three. The reputation score doesn't bother me, but I would like to point out to my fellow E2ers, that simply because someone writes about negative rep, doesn't mean that they are necessary whining or bitching about it and hence should be downvoted. What I wrote is true about a lot of starting E2ers - it is fact, not some whining opinion! And therefore fulfils the E2 criteria. Cheers.(/comment)