In reply to HA5CW:
Congratulations on becoming a Super-Sloth, which is indeed a Super achievement.
To collect 10,000 chaser points in just over one year is a magnificent effort and is a target that has been achieved by very few chasers.
Your own score on the SOTA database is the only total that matters. It is a record of your personal achievement made using your skill and experience, from your QTH, using your equipment and power, to your antenna. Be proud of your score and set your own targets. You are already in second position on the HA all-modes table with more than 2000 contacts, and leading HA chaser on SSB.
However, it cannot, under any circumstances, be directly compared with the score made by any other chaser.
SOTA is not, and cannot, be a level playing field. For example, another chaser living in the same town will not have the same set of working conditions as you, will not have the noise from a nearby power line when it is raining, will not have problems from the neighbours thermostat in winter, will not be shielded from Northern summits by a nearby hill and will not have ignition noise from a nearby main road etc. So focus on your score only, this is the only total of any consequence. Be thankful that you do not live in the SOTA chaser black spot such as Reims or Dublin, where chasers really work under a tremendous handicap with a high local background noise.
Of course it is natural to look at the scores of the table leaders and sigh, but SOTA, like any other hobby, is always going to have people who are not only totally dedicated but who have unlimited time and unlimited resources to collect SOTA points. It does not matter how big your super station and beam antennas are, if you are at work during the day then you will not collect as many points as the person with modest equipment and a G5RV, who is retired.
Congratulations on your personal achievement.