I tend to use the normal reply if I'm typing a very long response. My touchpad's a bit off sometimes, and when I switch tabs it might jerk and close this tab. If it does, and most of the time if I'm in normal response it saves it. If the post is really long overall, I like to use the normal reply due to the seen typing space being larger. Must easier to see if something was misspelled, or if I said something incorrect.