My question refers to this portion of the Protected Question guides:
Users with 10 or more reputation can answer a protected question. However, the +100 account association bonus is ignored for this check, so you must have earned 10 or more reputation on that specific site to answer a protected question.
Even with the association bonus not factored in, is 10 really restrictive enough to have an impact? Has the community considered raising it to say 100?
UPDATED: I think the main benefit of Protecting a question is to stop anonymous answers. Thoughts?