@khurtwilliams i think much of your criticism are actually fair points. I think there are some super interesting ideas in this (enormous) thread generally. However I do like the no-likes and no-quick-retweets/boosts. I would like a way to "boost" that is standard across Micro.blog and as such is easily machine-readable, but I also like the currently very involved nature of "boosting" someone's post, in which you do it with the "embed" function and possibly add a comment.
I do still swear up and down for community-finding features such as an opt-in directory of users by interest. That would be so good for building community and reducing that sense of loneliness here. And it still maintains that uniqueness to this platform.