Before I reached 10K, the orange counter next to the top bar's "Review" link was very useful. It popped-up as soon as there was some suggested edit(s) to review so they can quickly get my attention.
After reaching 10K, since a recent "evolution", this counter theorically now shows the total number of pending reviews for everyone, no matter if I have any pending review myself or not. Concretely, it is just always present displaying some random number between around 5 an 10.
I see it a bit like a mail notifier notifying you that someone has received an email even if you yourself have no unread messages. It just feels useless to me or, to be fair, I do not understand the role and meaning of this indicator.
Let's say the counter shows 5 but I have no pending review. What should I do to get it to 0? Or should I just ignore it and miss a lost feature? (damned, this was punishment for having written too much answers, 10K users are actually being sanctioned here ;) !)
The more I read, the more I have the impression that this number is just a trend information misplaced here instead of the "Stats" tab. It just seem obvious to me to reserve such orange-highlighted indicator to an urgent and actionable information... and again I perceived the previous indicator as really useful.