Another day, another blog complaining about Dribbble.
I encourage debate and I think it's great you wrote up your thoughts in more detail. But for me, these types of posts always seem to ignore the reality that the vast majority of top designers on Dribbble are insanely good.
Go to the Dribbble front page any time and you'll see example after example of awesome UI design, icon design, and illustration.
Saying that you can't judge a designer's process or results on Dribbble is a red herring: it's not relevant. What's important is that these designers have put all their energy into crafting something beautiful, something we can all learn from.
So no, Dribbble metrics are not bullshit. Quite the contrary, I believe they're the best metrics anybody has ever come up with to curate and surface beautiful design work.
It seems a lot of people are butt hurt about not having a Dribbble account.
If you're upset about a certain stereotype of designers on dribbble, it's probably unwise to just pass another stereotype onto them. You're just doing what you claim to be upset about. There are plenty of really great, proven designers who happen to have dribbble accounts, but you're grouping them all into an unfair category.