I sort of tend to agree, honestly.
For what it's worth, I have all five ribbons.
I've had plenty of games where I've had to jump into chat and start typing like a madman, to coordinate things, to clinch a win. Games where, if I didn't say anything, and didn't get us to change our strategy, we would have obviously lost. Despite this, though, being honored for that effort is rare... which is frustrating, to say the least.
I never ask for honor but can completely-understand why some do (despite it being a reportable, against-policy offense).