If I were to punt the "Thank You's", I would have a mutiny on my hands. So, with that being said, how hard would it be to migrate Thank You's to Likes. I'm also thrilled about dropping another third party plugin, one that as of late has been somewhat problematic.
I wish I was capable of writing such a script, but don't have the chops.
Anyone else? I'm sure we could come up with donations to get this moving.