I’ve noticed that recently view counters no longer show the exact amount of views over 1.000, like they used to.
Is that to save space or what?
They still do; you just need to hover over the label:
This also works in the question list:
Once a question gets enough views, a handful of views more or less doesn't really matter. The same principle applies to reputation. It's a little harder to see that 98765 < 123456; it's much easier to see that 99k < 123k.