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You require a reputation of 50 to leave comments on others' questions/answers, the FAQ simply states this as a fact but does not explain it. I'm a new user and I have identified this as an issue very quickly through my own experiences so far. Looking at other questions seems to also provide justification against this 50 reputation requirement for comments on others' questions/answers.
In my own experience, I've seen a few questions like "how do I do x?" then the same poster has answered with "in the end I did it like this: ..." where their solution was perfectly sensible, but there may be some gotchas to watch for - in this case I want to vote up their own answer and/or comment on it to point out the potential gotchas, but I can do neither!
To me all of the above seems justification against this rep requirement to comment, so what is the counter-argument and justification for it?