I do. not everyone replies to people, and so comments people really don't like, rather than getting some reply, or downvoted, are instead just reported for removal.
I know full well many of my comments would get down votes. I'm not happy about that. even when being a dick, my intent is VERY RARELY to offend people. But seeing that vote at least shows me some reaction to what I posted.
I don't "want" the downvotes back, but pretty much every user wants it back, which will make them happy. All I want is to have happy people around me, so that they'd post good things here and help me directly or indirectly.
People still want it back but the difference is that G@G has introduced much more bitter things. It like curing the headache by hitting a hammer on the foot.
Yes. I'm not going to debate it more for now because, to their credit, they said that they listened and have decided to bring it back (though I'm starting to get a bit impatient since that was awhile ago now).