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You can get a number one position in Google with a zero page rank.
Equally you can have 100,000 totally rubbish links to your site and have a page rank of two, yet 150 quality relative links and have a page rank of four.
A PR high or low will not make you any money unless you are selling the site.
My own view with PR is this, it can control you and divert your energies from developing your online business.
Look at it as a small cog in a massive machine, sure it needs a little attention, build good quality relative inbound links.
Bear in mind that your average customer has never heard of PR, never seen the little green or grey bar!
Plus when you reach 10,000 whatever it is your counting are you going to stop? Link building is a continous process. You may have top rankings today but if you just stop your link building the new guy on the block will take those rankings away from you tommorow.
PR is on a logorithmic scale. Most recent estimates put the log scale between 6 and 8. Whenever a full-web PR recalculation is done, the log scale is adjusted (logically it would always increase since the intenet is always growing, never decreasing in pages indexed).
What this means is that a PR6 page is valued 6 to 8 times as much as a PR5 page, and a PR5 page is valued 6 to 8 times as much as a PR4 page. Thus, a PR6 page is valued at 36 to 64 times as much as a PR4 page.
PR is only a small part of the formula. Especially being a noob, there are better things you can do for your site than try to manipulate its PR, like providing genuinely useful content, or getting links to your site (regardless of PR).
Please note that a lot of people spend a lot of time trying to manipulate their PR. Some even lose their PR because of their efforts to manipulate it.