Good Day ss sneh,
I have noticed this undercurrent of midl to moderate concern over hub score, hub status, and the like. I'm sure you're not proposing to stop following a hubber, that you admire, just because he or she has a lower hub score than you? I think its extemely unlikely that your hub value, if we want to put it that way, would be judged by the "company you keep," as it were.
It is my understanding that a hubber is judged by the quality of his hub pages and the frequency and quality of his participation in the discussion forums. Why be concerned with an "inferior" hubber "dragging you down?"
My advice is to take it light, ss sneh. Yes, we are interacting with real people and there is real money to be made, of course. But to a certain extent, this, the Internet, is still "virtual" reality.
Also, I suspect that one doesn't want to get the reputation for being, in some way, opportunistic. I'm afraid that by posing the very question you have, you may give some people the very wrong (and I know its a wrong idea - you have an honest face) that you intend to take an unprincipled, opportunistic tact, rather than engage in this online community with integrity and conviction.
But don't worry. I for one, know that's not the case. Although I've never met you before, like I said, you got an honest face.
Take care, ss sneh!