I apologize for the direct tone. Your post is valid.
My post is intended to be read without emotion. But, I understand your perspective. As you state, my response is intended for those coming to this forum, especially first-timers, looking for information about social anxiety.
You might say, and you'd be right, that your intent is clear, that your thread is clear. I err on the side of less possible confusion, let's say, considering the number of emails and calls we get from people who are, understandably, very confused, people who have been often misdiagnosed their whole lives, people who are confusing many aspects of SAD because of what they read/hear. And it is confusing, all those feelings, living in the grips of anxiety and not knowing which way to go for help.