Displaying the number of times a question had been starred/saved had some positive uses:
A high number of saves sometimes indicated a question was especially important or more complex than it seemed at first glance, hinting that the question and/or answers might best be more thoroughly read and examined (e.g. for gotchas or unintuitive results) than average.
Sometimes it provided an indication that others intended to spend more time thinking about the topic in the future. For a prospective answerer, that knowledge could encourage them to answer in cases where they otherwise may not have.
Please consider bringing it back.