Personally, I don't like it.
I know I'm one of many that may or may not read it - but I found clicking each link to be a PITA so I don't bother...Maybe leaving the links for those that like it but having a "full viewable" version for those that don't want to click links??
At least have a poll asking those of us that read it which way they prefer it as apparently I wasn't the only one that didn't like it last time I commented on it being "linked".
Of course just my 2 yeps worth...