So, with the recent changes on Rep, I got bumped over the few points I was missing to get access to moderator tools.
With that, came the possibility of seeing deleted stuff, and with that possibility, came curiosity.
After poking around the site for a bit, checking for what does the stuff that gets deleted looks like, I came to appreciate the work of the mods/high rep uses quite a bit more.
So, guys, gals, and everyone else - thanks a bunch for keeping the signal-to-noise ratio awesomely high.
You guys (and gals, and everyone else) rock.