Don't you worry about Chess Ratings.
Over the past 2 months I have been very active on here and I have abandoned my old haunting ground Gameknot.com, I have noticed something. The Rating System on here is Bogus. Just my opinion of course, but to me, it just doesn't jive with the games I win and Lose. It goes ups, it goes downs. It even gets wackier when you are playing a Team Match. So, lower rated members, do not let any of these high Ratings people intimidate you to play them by looking at their score. Just play!