The question that get most rating are the least interesting in terms of engineering/science /technology. Let's stop using rating at all.
This is more about the inner working of Stack Exchange, and has been asked multiple times on Meta. Unfortunately it is not a perfect system, and its flaws are quite well known. But so far, no better alternative has been found to preserve the quality of sites, and given the overall success of the network I think there isn't much interest to change that.