Earlier today some user deleted their profile and caused a lot of confusion because that user was an active voter, and that the reversal of their votes due to the removal of their accounts caused huge reputation losses for many users across many sites. (One user lost 900+ reputation points on a single site, as a result.)
People have figured out that the deleted user didn't have high reputations on those sites, and thus didn't fall into the "vote retention" class when their account was removed.
Sometimes, but not all that often, an active voter isn't an active Q/A participant, and as a consequence doesn't necessarily have a lot of reputation.
And because the intention to retain votes from deleted users who had a lot of votes was to "prevent major disruption", and that the original criterion "high reputation" was chosen based on the assertion that "high rep users tends to have a lot of votes", it seems that the actual reason is "a lot of votes". So here comes
Feature request 1:
I would like to propose that the vote retention criterion be changed to retain votes (unless evidence at any point of vote fraud from the voter, or unless the voter has had all accounts across the SE network deleted by SE staff), from users who have a lot of votes, rather than from user who have only high reputation, so as not to create an unnecessary cloud of confusion and frustration among the users who've been voted by them.
Feature request 2:
Can we reverse the reputation change discussed in this thread (same thread as linked in the 1st paragraph)?