the question has never been, "do you like this person?" or "do you agree with this post?", it is "did you find this post helpful?" what part of "helpful" dont people understand? that is the whole goal of curezone - being helpful.
as far as i am concerned, the voting system is now gutted by those who abused it and it in itself is not very helpful at all. i have seen it from all sides at one time or another, and i matured and got over my frustrations and learned to use it constructively, just to get it neutered in the last place it could be found intact. it does not speak well of some of those posting here to demand it be removed.
that said, it is moot now. freedom of expression is dead in america.