I have two major concerns about this change:
- The list of related questions is VERY long.
Seeing a huge column of little numbers in boxes, in addition to the question titles, is very distracting. At the very least, cap the list at 5 or 7 questions.
- I really don't think it's clear or intuitive what the numbers in the box mean.
I know there's a tooltip, but a lot of people don't use tooltips. I also got very confused by finding a tooltip that said "2 votes, with an accepted answer". First, why is it telling me about a metric that is not visible? Additionally, saying "2 votes" is technically incorrect. The question I clicked had a score of two - there were actually six votes cast (4 up, 2 down). (Note: there are a lot of other places on the network where we use "votes" and "scores" interchangeably. Those can be dealt with separately, but I can't find a compelling reason to continue that inconsistency with new features.)
Conclusion: My initial reaction is that this is not a valuable change.