this is why i decided to embrace fully the use of emoticons, reaction GIFS and now the rise of "stickers" (which, to be fair, are basically custom made gifs for this purpose). I know a lot of people are rather curmudgeonly about it all and talk about how it's dumbing down conversation or whatever but to me I find that it helps highlight the tone of a post or comment where the visual and aural cues are missing.
Just to have that little fat cat being like "huh?" or "phew!" in parts of the post or to have impish Picard wink just helps people establish the mindset of the poster and allows you to see it from their place rather than yours.
Yes, I would agree with you on that.