This is an unexpected change, not nesseserily a bad one but being able to quickly react with various view points was useful.
I support what was posted
I found the post amusing
I disagree with the post
It also helped to declutter threads by not requiring a further explanation if it wasn't nessesary.
If it helps avoid problems that were larger than we as users see, fair enough in that case. But I think just one type of reaction is a little bit too much of a simplifacation, rather than doing a reclassifacation.