Hi Ellen, I would agree, is this something you could flag up to get the wording changed? I've never really thought about it because I know the relationships I have that are 10 steps or less already. To be honest 10 steps is tiny and can be remembered by some. I've never really used it for this reason, anyone I would want to try and connect I KNOW is more than 10 steps away!
However I can see how this is confusing to new members, so we should try to clarify it?