Partly related to Why are questions getting fewer and fewer views, but imho a good question in itself:
Why does it seem that fewer and fewer people seem to care about upvoting a decent formed question or (in a minor way) a good answer? I've seen multiple questions asked by others which didn't get any upvotes despite they were asked clear and detailed.
As someone stated in another meta-question, I too see upvotes as an "pat-on-the-head" and motivation to ask well-written questions. Am I one of the few concerned about this decline?