Not a question but I couldn't figure where else to put this. I know the post counter thing was removed a while ago but the other day I noticed that I saw my post count when I previewed a post instead of just clicking 'Post'. Don't know if this is intentional or ... if anyone cares, but there you are. Can still see post counts.
I don't see a question in your post, but it doesn't matter either way. Counts were removed to prevent players from posting needlessly to boost their counts, and now that no one else can see your count in the first place, it doesn't matter that you can see your own, since you have no one to compare it to.