In the "low quality" and "first post" review queues, I regularly see answers that should have been posted as comments instead. In many cases, the poster even acknowledges this and points out that they lack the reputation to be allowed to comment.
This leads to lots of deleted posts, wasted effort, and often useful information being lost.
What's the reasoning behind requiring 50 reputation points to allow users to post comments, while every new or even anonymous user can post answers that are far more visible?
Can we change this for the better?