But Tom, it seems so....wrong, so very crass. If anything, the portal needs something like a 1-10 rating system, not this dumbing-down. If a luser finds himself using only 0 and 5, then that is his own damn problem.
Let me elaborate - a lot of new flash artists (if one wishes to call them that) use this site to post their works and see on what they need improvement. Thus they can tell they're doing better this time if they get a 1.63 instead of a .67 . I may give such a flash movie a 1 if it didn't completely suck, or a two if it made me laugh.
Removing this distinction would compromise any usefulness of the rating system. Furthermore, more movies would get voted off because it is harder to give a 'thumbs up' to movies that were only 'good'. That's what the '3' rating is for. It's not neutral, it just means that the film was good - not that it induced multiple orgasms.
Please don't do this. I know the rating system needs some revision, but not in this manner. I've been hanging around Newgrounds almost since the beginning (long before finally signing up to get XP), and would really hate to see the portal go to shit.