I Googled BrickBreaker High Scores and my name to see if anyone out there knew why some of the high scores were deleted. Plazmic and RIMM haven't given much of an explanation yet. One of the links that came up was your post on this board, so I thought I'd reply.
Needless to say I'm a little addicted to the game. I fly 100K+ miles a year, so spend a lot of time playing in airports and on planes.
If you can make it past all 34 levels twice (about 35,000 points) the ball slows down and you'll accumulate lives after that. There's no difference in skill between a score of 35,000 and 5.8 million, just time.