I don't want to sound cynical, but just how great is it to be in the top 1000?
That would depend on how many comics are ON DD.
I do understand that there are over 10,000 comics on this site.
If that's true than being in the top 1000 is proportionately being in the top 10%!
But you should really judge it against how many comics are active or complete. That's the real competition, all the thousands of comics that have a handful of pages and last updated six months ago, don't really seem like a threat to being in the top 1k.
In other news, today Anthem (my little manga) is ranked EXACTLY 1000 overall XD I've never seen my rank as such a delicious well rounded number.
I was sad when I first read this thread a few weeks ago and learned the trophies don't work. It was like right before I broke the 1k mark for the first time. I got over it =) cause lack of a trophy doesn't mean I'm gonna stop drawing