I may be confused on something and if I am please clear it up for me.
From some of what I read a few are complaining that XTU gives so many more points than 3D benchmarks.
That is wrong; The points all start out the same and THEN grow based on the number of participants/submissions/popularity. If you you look at the number of XTU submissions it equals OVER 283,000. Not another benchmark in 2D or 3D even comes close to that number of submissions. Maybe 3D06 with just over 76,000. POPULARITY...
The exact same thing can happen with/to ANY other benchmark here if suddenly folks decided to do 3D06 for example, then BOOM the top points will get bigger . Its a matter of who wants to bench what. If one person wants to take $400 and buy one video card to bench 3D thats his/her choice. Same if another person takes that same $400 and buys 40 cpus to bench 2D.
Everyone has a choice of what they want to run. You can not ask/force a system to sway the point algorithm in your favor cause of less participants.
Understand, I do not have anything against 3D benchmarks at all I actually like em more than 2D. I just cant 3D bench to save my life , so I choose to mostly run 2D.
Again... A choice.