I'm trying my best to see these changes with fresh eyes, and not simply be apprehensive about any changes. However, I can't find a justification for making watched tags yellow. To me, bright icons should be used sparingly and denote things of high importance. In this case:
- the information is redundant, as the question is already highlighted
- often, watched items become frequent, especially if you're interested in a popular topic. This has a tendency to fill the page with bright, distracting colors.
I propose removing the yellow from watched tags, and simply including the eye with a subtle hue change to the tag.