The comments seem to be getting a bit excessive lately.
Here's one example: Does seat post suspension reduce efficiency?
In the linked question, and in another person's answer, zenbike and DanielRHicks get into a comment conflict regarding distinctions between springs and dampers and whatnot. How helpful was that comment exchange? Did it help the answer? No!
That specific question and the subject is not the issue. The issue is that high rep users are increasingly in comment conflicts over minutiae that honestly don't contribute to a useful answer. And regarding comments, Freiheit pointed out this: https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/privileges/comment
Another thing that might be a different meta question... There are some new participants on the site with low reps, but have provided excellent answers; and then get jumped on by high rep participants. One example: Can I use a cyclocross bike for regular road-biking purposes? jm2 provided a perfectly decent answer, yet, was jumped on by a high rep user! Low rep can easily mean new as opposed to unknowledgeable.