Hello mjd -
I find it a bit incredible the number of users who never read any of the articles or follow a tutorial on how to detect, remove and prevent re-infection of viruses. They post the least informative question and neglect to get system parameters conveyed to anyone. BC has a huge number of members and visitors and is as informative as any can be when dealing in generalities.
One can do no more than agree with your observations. The main problem is that most users would rather ask a banal question than search for a listed (and already posted) reply to their questions.
I tend to quote a lot of the material from quietman7 that has been listed for several years, and is updated on a regular basis.
Items like the ComboFix tutorial are ignored by many who want a reply supplied in a hurry - Then they regardless ignore the warnings -
For a signed in member of only 1 month, your observations are quite spot on -
Thank You -