I read the tour and all that but I have to say, it's frustrating that I can't do anything here except ask a question. I can't vote, I can't even comment. I feel like I'm wasting my time. It seems like these rules would just drive people away.
Shouldn't I be able to at least vote or comment as a new user?
What is the danger of that?
Why can't a participate at a minimal level here?
Not trying to be a sour grape but this is just a bit frustrating.