Good. I’d like to see it removed. Some people are actually dependent on likes for their career. The whole social media scene needs a huge overhaul. Since it’s inception it has become apparent that we are a long way from being as mentally stable as we would like to think we are. I really do believe that the internet and specifically social media has shown us up and enlightened us as to how fragile we are. Some people have gone over the edge.
They aren't getting rid of likes. They are testing hiding the number of likes you get from public view. Admittedly that is still a big step but it's not quite the same.
I don't use it much so doubt I'd notice but I'd love it if Twitter stopped telling me what people I follow have liked.