What is the reason
for limiting the (default) view depth of replies? I understand the obvious argument of not wanting to confuse the newly-initiated with possibly diverging topics of conversations but I humbly disagree. The final solution might be found at level 5 but a newbie (e.g.) will never see it because he doesn't even know that the view depth can be changed.
I read a five-year-old thread related to this question but it was centered on how to change the setting and haven't seen anything actually questioning the practice. I'm rather new here and of course don't expect to stir up much dust but I am curious if anyone has a good argument.