The issue is JB, while I receive email notification of new replies to the threads I am subscribed to, the links always take me to the newest post. If I have not posted in a few days for a thread with fairly high activity it leaves me forced to go back page per page in finding the reply right after mine.
On other sites the link of the first new reply takes you to that reply, no matter how many others there are.
Another consideration is of having a member's recent posts or threads shown on their profile, is that if not the above I could always go to my profile and get to the right place from there. This also could work, and could be of a benefit in other ways as well.
My consideration is ease of use and getting to the right place more quickly without wasting time.
Edited: Thomaslee on 26th Apr, 2017 - 3:01am
Thomaslee, you will be happy to see this latest Update to User Profiles which fulfills your request and brings this feature back on stream.