The most liked members would not cause anyone more embarrassment than the most prolific poster block. Frankly I am a little embarrassed that I am listed on the members page as the 9th most prolific poster.
Like Brogan, I will probably remove that block, and if possible make it a random list.
I disagree. I don't feel like "likes" are an integral part of XF, nor do I feel like they should be. Once they become something of value, the unnecessary and competitive liking begins. Which is something we must be careful to avoid.