LOL, Rach! You know that you're my hero for a lot more reasons than your WGT level!
When I was accepted into The Georgian CC this past January 1st, it was made clear by the owner that xp and Clash contribution was important (and the "average member" stats were mentioned). I wrote her back and told her, "You will soon see that I am not an average member." :)
I was at level 102 when I joined and my CC xp obviously started back at zero. Today I reached 25,000,000 xp for our CC. Yep, I take advantage of the "glitch" (which we all know is not a glitch anymore as it hasn't been fixed).....and I do play a lot. A whole lot!