Isn't there a way to see both upvotes and downvotes on a question at the question?
Isn't the default to add the thumbs up and minus the thumbs down and then the user has this number that represents sort of the average vote?
Can the default change to that average vote number and also at the same time, how many voted up and how many voted down. That would give one looking for the answer better insight into what might be the correct answer or what might be an answer that is more argumentative.
The way it is by default(at least it is on mine), 10 people could love the answer and 10 people could hate it and the rating would show 0 so those looking for answers might not know they're in a war zone so to speak.-metta