Srini, this was phenomenal. Thank you for sharing your thoughts into such serious writing delivered in such a light-hearted story like this.
I personally use Medium highlights as reflections, either for my own writing or someone else's. That's why I 100% agree with your ideas! Highlights with more color choices can be a form of constructive criticism, and may also be helpful for lazy people who don't have time to comment. I can't wait to hear what Ev Williams has to say about this brilliant idea!