The comments on this question were all wiped recently.
Most of the comments revolved around a discussion of why the question was receiving down votes with the OP (and myself and one other user). While that portion of the comments never quite descended into anything particularly nasty, I completely understand why it would be removed, once it had run it's course (not relevant, putting our "best foot forward", etc.).
However, the first comment (if I recall correctly) by Ben Bolker was actually related to the question itself, regarding the usefulness of alternate visualization techniques. It was (I thought) a useful contribution to the question, that didn't quite rise to the level of an answer.
I assume that some/all of these comments were flagged. Was the removal of that first comment by Ben simply an oversight, and if so can that one comment be reinstated?