maximillianos - 11:45 am on Sep 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've been a fan of their newsletter for a few months now. It is mostly handpicked articles. I prefer that over automated/games articles. Which is why I don't subscribe to Digg. :-)
I think it is a good move. Though instead of completely removing it, they should still offer a page showing top user voted stories. Having both will be the best compromise and add the most value.