Jody, I suggest loosing the bolts that keeps the metalbarrel around your head too tight, might hurt a little bit and feels much better and makes it easier to be relaxed. Sorry for my clumsly way of explaining things suomeksi: kiristääkö vanne päätä liikaa, löysää pultit?
I am relaxed thank you, where I come from my reaction would be considered relaxed.
How would scientifically calculated grades help solve this problem?
Grades are hardly "scientically calculated" they are or at least should be based on the consensus of a group of climbers who are tall/short, strong/technical and who have worked the problem in various conditions.
I have no problem with most grades but I think everyone has the right to input if they think some need altering (and this forum is good medium in which to do it). This feedback allows the the process described in the above paragraph to take place. If more people give feedback then the grades get honed to their correct level. Why would anyone have a problem with that? (Mikael?) If talking or commenting about grades is not your thing then dont do it.
... but do you really have a need for consistent gradings in the lower end? isn't it fun that the 5- spits you off repeatedly?
I guess so, but it is taking a elite boulderers perspective. You are not saying that grading in the higher end can be inconsistent only those in the lower end. If those in the higher end were all over the place ( not that I believe lower grades are, mind) would that still be fun?. The reason I ask is that to some people the lower grades are the higher end. It might not be so much fun for them that lower grades are inconsistent.
I think though that bouldering grades do not need so much discussion as route (especailly trad) grades since there is less of a safety issue.