Just a thought.
I was thinking that under the reputation and activity tab there should be a goal catagory where you can chose a prize and lets you know how much more points you need to claim it. Also, it should let you know how long it will take you to get it by the average of your "points earned today". Im just getting sick of the anticipation and doing all these calculations only to find out it will take me hundreds of days to claim a certian prize. It would make things a whole lot easier and give the users somewhat more motivation by looking at the "Points left to claim ______ " . . . well for most users anyways. Maybe it could be a special feature for people who reach the contributor level? Since there really the only ones who can claim worthful prizes.