If StackExchange were to remove the views and votes counters from their lists of questions (homepage, active, newest, etc) as a trade-off for a cleaner design would this bother you?
Those items would still exist on the question page. It would only be removed from the lists of questions.
Are those items useful to you in the lists of questions? Would you miss them?
It's a question about StackExchange but it's actually to help with something I'm developing.