I just did an experiment: overrode translations so that
2x counter etc is shown in front of the likes instead of text messages:
I like the result. Still reads well. Hence this proposition:
May a setting be added to show the number of likes ON TOP of the heart sign, partially on top of it? If this setting is ON, the text is not shown, e.g. “5 likes”. Instead, it is only shown on mouse hover.