For the sake of clarity, I refer to the faded numbers in brackets.
I think that if a user wants to filter his selection, he will do so according to his needs, not the number of results the filter offers.
I see a good thing in making the effect of the filter clearer, but a disadvantage of the noise.
Looking at some of the big players (Amazon, Ebay, Wayfair, Walmart) this practice seems to be dwindling.
Can one say with certainty that this is no longer a necessity or is I missing something?