Less gamified motivation to write on topics that I was just outside of MVW status for (like I dunno, Language or Etymology or Latin). Slightly less motivation to write as a result, although the A2As keep coming in.
Slightly less motivation to follow users, because I can’t tell from a mouseover what they are into.
There was never any indication of MVW on the Request menu listing of users anyway, so that has little impact.
Much less of a feeling of community with other MVWs in a topic (that I have to hunt to find), which did give me added motivation to write.