I personally believe that community should offer the answer for the question before any other (even relevant) comment. I opening this thread, because one of the most upvoted answers is starting with statement that one should do something else instead of what the question is asking for.
The first statement is not an answer for the question... This is patronising since there is no alternative ("if anything, use FPKMs" sounds like there is something else than FPKMs to use, no?).
I would suggest to keep these comments (that are often very useful) in the END of the answers, not at the beginning. And if we decide to write them, write them with full explanation and a good alternative, not in this declarative style with a link to a blogpost. I really think that this will help keep the community healthy.
So is it just me who feel it that way?