Which change to the LJ cuts was worse, in your opinion?
Replacing the parentheses with an icon of scissors
Expandable/collapsible cuts (current version)
Both. They're both worse.
I liked both of them.
ETA: It appears we need a demonstration, so:
Notice how after clicking, you're still on the same page? (That's sort of a nice feature if you don't want to navigate away from/reload your friends list, but it also has drawbacks.)
And how you had to click again to read this part if you left-clicked instead of opening in a new tab?