There was a topic way back when with a discussion about awards/points for being the first to activate a summit. Now, like then, I don't think that there should be more points for being the first, although I do think (and might be working on on my own as time allows) some type of recognition for guys/gals who are the first to activate certain numbers of summits.
Of course, I have no expectation that the volunteers that do a wonderful job of keeping all these SOTA sites going, are going to create an award because I think there should be one. What I would like to see, if possible, is a category on the SOTA page where people can see how many summits people were the first to activate, much like they can see, points, S2S, uniques etc.
I just think, probably because it is an aspect of SOTA that I enjoy, that stats for first summit activations are overlooked.