Interesting. A couple of posts about this today, at least that I've seen.
My guess is things have quieted down a lot since the 5D3 announce, and there's not much to really talk about.
However, these posts did get me thinking there could be a plot against the applaud/smite nonsense. I guess if enough people handed out "smites" every chance they had, it would cause more dissatisfaction with that system, perhaps generate noisy opposition.
As a disclaimer, that's simply something that crossed my mind. I have no knowledge of such a thing going on, and I'm not advocating for such a thing. Just thinking out loud and wondering.