See, the thing is, if they added that, Hopscotch would become a lot more like Instagram. Everyone would be competing for validation, and trying to increase their followers. While the app does have featured, trending, etc., those are meant to shine the spotlight on great creators and their projects. If a follower count was added, countless people would be offended by having less followers than someone, try to gain more followers, and brag about having more followers than someone. With everyone suddenly having a standard to live up to, the app becomes even less focused on coding, and more like Instagram- very attention based and not much fun for everyone.
I do like the idea, but unfortunately, I don’t think it would fit well with what Hopscotch is, and would cause a lot of isssues.