Part of my confusion lies in the different links that (to me) mean the EXACT SAME THING. Reply, Comment, Answer are all interchangeable (i.e., synonyms) in the English language. It gets really confusing when I'm asked to Answer and there's no "Answer" button, or I'm asked to Reply and there's no "Reply" button.
Who put this nightmarish system together? There should be ONE button, with ONE name, that should be used ALL the time. I'm a left-brained individual. I like concrete things. This three buttons with three different names and (seemingly) different purposes is really confusing to my left brain. This is too abstract for me to wrap my mind around.
How can we reign in the insanity?