I personally could careless where 300 surfers are ranked. The points system and be playes with to help the current popularity of a surfer who is getting alot of media time. I dont think it makes any surfer better than another cause they are ranked in the 300.
it's all subjective. i could care less about a lot of pro surfers. granted, i have followed a lot of them and have learned tons from watching their video segments, but far more influential in my life are the talented people i have known personally and surfed with. it's fun to look back at the legends, but to say "these 300 people are better than all others" doesn't really carry that much meaning to most of us.
it's the same with top 300 spots. i would put ocean city, md on my top 10, but i guarantee no one else will. i'll never even try to argue that kirra wasn't a better wave, but it doesn't really matter to me since i've never surfed it. i'd much prefer to check out spots with potential that are not on the list because they'll be less crowded and offer the chance of a completely new experience. case in point, my ship (i'm in the navy) stopped off at a certain un-named island in the western pacific, and my buddies and i rented some beat-up boards in town and drove around with no expectations whatsoever. next thing you know, we're surfing 100 yd lefts and hung out with some really nice locals afterward, enjoying warm beer and fresh eel and ulua cooked over a trash can fire. i'd call that a top ten as well, but 99% of surfers have even heard of the place.
what i'm trying to say is that one's surfing experience should be unique. it's all about adventure, so go find it...at least sometimes, then take a trip to tavarua and enjoy room service and cold beer.