I took the screenshot first, as I always do. I had expected to be on the third page at best to be honest. If you look back through (select) past patch notes threads where I've posted Redtext, you'll see I always post first and edit the screenshot in later.
I only post them up because I have an interest in seeing them myself and I absolutely hate crawling through 5+ pages looking for that one person who posted it, so I try to make sure it's early in the thread.
I was also quite miffed that the forum went down for a bit when I went to edit the picture in afterwards... ended up coming back after playing through the new quest.
I do agree with you though, the rush for the first page by some people is ridiculous.