It's confusing. It's way easier to read comment threads when the asker and op owner can be identified apart from others who jump in on the conversation.
Most Helpful Guy
Yes and it sucks. I liked the old way better. Made it easier to know whom you're referring to.0
Most Helpful Girl
I like it WAY better with actual usernames attached. Tbh, I just get confused between "asker" and "opinion owner", especially if both are repeatedly commenting on the same thread.
(Full disclosure: I'm biased, because I just don't follow abstract titles well in general.
If I'm reading/hearing a story about "my cousin" or "my friend" or "the guy from the bar", I have to make up names for these people -- and think about them by those names -- before I'll be able to follow the story.)
It would be easy enough to just put an "Asker" or "Opinion Owner" badge NEXT to the person's username -- in the same way as moderator badges, Editor badges, etc.
Not sure why this wasn't implemented at the same time as the change. It seems pretty obvious to me.0