I checked out a few StackExchange sites this morning, and I noticed something about the StackOverflow UI. When the user goes to the homepage, there are a lot of numbers: three columns of large numbers to the left of the questions. It seems like a noisy and intimidating interface, especially on sites with a dark background (i.e. Epic Advice). It looks more like a spreadsheet than a website, basically.
The columns show the number of votes, answers, and views. I think views, in particular, can be removed; no one really cares about views, except when trying to figure out which question was responsible for the "Popular Question" badge you just got.
As for votes, I would suggest (and I realize that maybe this is more radical) that instead of showing the number, another type of visual cue is used. For example, maybe questions with > 10 votes get a larger font, and questions with negative votes are semi-transparent (like an ignored tag). This would leave only the number of answers, which is probably what a most people really care about. Or just leave votes and answers, but remove views, if you don't like that suggestion.
And because I know a screenshot with freehand circles will be requested...