In the top bar next to the profile is the review link (for users with enough reputation to review). Sometimes this shows suggested edits next to it. Clicking the link opens the /review page, where the queues are shown.
I'm proposing converting the link to a drop-down, similar to the other top bar links (site switcher, inbox, achievements, help).
- Live counts, unlike the /review page where you have to refresh the whole page to find new items
- Quickly and easily see more counts than just suggested edits, and suggested edits fewer than the current threshold 5.
- For 10K users, easier to find /tools. *ahem*
- Helps spread out the number of reviews to more people. Currently the review queues are either out of sight and out of mind, or you need to keep another tab open.
/review landing page would be hard to access, with the additional information it provides. You would need to access it from within a queue, or show the dropdown on hover, preserving the link to /review on click.(@Raphael's comment solved this perfectly)
- Suggested edit count would feel borderline redundant, but its removal would lead to slower approval on small sites.