I'm finding it very amusing to read old posts (and even some new) with the :rolleyes that no longer means anything. So...I was thinking (which I shouldn't do this late at night) that it would be fun to try to guess in advance what new smilies might be coming out and use THOSE in my posts so that someday my senseless :shudder would magically turn into a little shuddery smiley. Because I have often needed such a smiley.
On a more serious note, I appreciate the removal of smileys that are used to insult others. Now, if only we could remove the condescending language (Ummm, actually for instance, which is usually a cue that the poster is about to completely trash someone else's opinion)