Paged comments should show the LATEST page of comments by default, not the EARLIEST
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Right now, paged commenting shows the earliest page of comments (paged at "5", it'll show #1-5).
The sorts of sites that need comment paging do so because they have really active commenting communities. By showing the first page of comments, the conversation is retarded, as commenters will get hung up on responding to first page comments.
It should show the latest page of comments. If enough people want the first page of comments to be shown, we could add an option (though I'd want them to make their case for it... in my experience showing the first page by default kills the conversation once the first page fills up... it'll just be people throwing their comments into a black hole).