Glad to hear it!
Good, I prefer not to have them rammed down my throat - if I want to +1 a page I will but it is good to have less visual chaff in the search results.
For the last week or so I haven't had them at all in my search results - not even on hover. Not really sure why that is. That said, it's a bit weird to +1 something before you've even clicked the link to find out if it's +1 worthy. That never made sense to me. I am still seeing results that I have +1'd elsewhere. That's enough. And agree that less clutter is good.
Thank you for the auspicious writeup...
Good - gets rid of some of the clutter