I have been considering switching to GMail recently. I like the conversation view, but I do not like the fact, that the READ flag is applied to the entire conversation, not to the individual messages. What is the rationale behind that? Isn't that obvious that a unit of what we read in a single reading is a message?
This solution forces me to read messages in the conversation again to see, what's new. I can't be sure, that only the most recent message is one that I haven't read. There may be more. But how to know, which of them are new to me?
I am aware of the question How to mark as unread just one message and not the entire conversation in Gmail, but I would like that someone explains me, why an email app with such a high reputation has this single thing so much broken. I guess there might be something wrong in my mindset, but please, let me know, what it is.