Overflowing is not my problem. The linear accumulation is. The old Elo-like system allowed people to have outstanding rating without endlessly accumulating values out of normal reaches. Even linear accumulation, although a downgrade to the old system, would be acceptable if not for some of the really stupid things to get reputation (see below).
Just what is the issue though with out of normal reaches though? I think the number of users with insanely high ratings is fairly small relative to the whole membership list. And there are trivial ways to get rep, but there should be a balancing act going on where more legit ways to gain rep outweigh the trivial stuff. I could eliminate the trivial ways, but the reason they were introduced was to provide alternate ways to improve your ranking outside of relying purely on others to upvote you.