I can't figure out why with my measly 38 reputation I can post answer, but not comments. Very often I find a point that should go in a comment, since it's not an actual answer, but either have to pass the question by since what I have to write isn't "answery" enough or post an answer which is really a comment in disguise.
I'm thinking this maybe backwards or part of the 'suppress the chit-chat' methodology of StackOverflow.
So, to make this a question. Why can I post answers but not comments?