I so agree — conversations are one of the best parts of Medium. Tends to be friendlier (here) than a lot of other places on the internet.
Thing is, there’s a lot of people who write posts but never check responses or respond to comments. It can be frustrating to leave what you think is a thoughtful comment, only to never have it read or responded to.
I suspect we get to know who engages after a while. But if you hit the no-engage people first up, it probably makes people reluctant to continue. Thanks for reading and commenting, too. ❤