I'll partially agree to that, but web traffic/success is dictated by users and if your user base isn't content with your product then they'll go elsewhere (albeit extremely limited options). I get this site is free and all but at the end of the day this site is here so we come back to them to purchase goods.Maybe it’s correct, since it’s their forum. This is not a social democracy run forum.
You don’t agree to their decision.
Remember when they changed the look of this site a few months ago and everyone was up in arms? They had all the right to do so, and but there were kinks. They listened to some of the recurring feedback and reimplemented things. I think it should follow in this case, if enough people think something is important to stay on the site then maybe they should be open to it or at least offer a bit more logic on how likes were making things difficult for the mods ...
Or not. It doesn't matter. The Amazon rainforest is on fire and we're all going to die soon anyway