We initially removed the “neigh” button because we couldn’t fit “yay”, “neigh” and “fave” on the thumnail along with a potential 4 digit count of score, fave and comments. People bitched like nothing else over the removal of the downvote button, so we brought it back. But that needed cutting down the text size, meaning simple icons rather than the big button.
We can do one or the other here. Apparently most people are happy with the latter solution. It’s gonna take a lot of convincing to have us go back to bigger buttons.