Why can only established users view vote counts?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the threat to either the site or to individual contributors if all are allowed to see this information.

• There is no threat in giving everyone an option to have a profile minipage that appears on mouseover. (Only 1K users have those). I guess that SE wants to incentivise users by giving them certain privileges only after reaching sufficient rep. – 75064 May 21 '13 at 5:53
• If you answer all the featured questions and gain all the bounties offered right now you will garner no less than 4,800 points. Then you can do a lot more than just see vote counts! – Asaf Karagila May 21 '13 at 7:52
• You are allowed to see this information: go to the question, replace /questions/11111/blahblah by /posts/11111/timeline and you can see the distribution of votes and a lot more without being an "established user". For example this question has this timeline. – Martin May 21 '13 at 22:16
• @Martin: Nice tip! That seems to work on other SE sites as well! – Adrian Keister Jul 20 '13 at 20:45
• A related recent post (so far no answers): Why can't everyone see down votes? – Martin Sleziak Apr 10 '18 at 18:00
• In comments to the question I linked above, this script from stackapps was mentioned: “View Vote totals” without 1000 rep. – Martin Sleziak Apr 22 '18 at 4:42