I can modify the quick reply attributes to keep you in the thread you just replied to, but this did not seem to be a popular choice among members on other forums which I have. Alternatively, I believe you may be able to alter this on your own user level under profile options.
Suzy, I'm not sure what you are referring to when you talk about page refreshing. Every time you click the mouse, any page retrieved is dynamic. It's built based on what you click, so I don't know how it can't be the absolute latest possible version.
The profile modification thing, I don't know.. . Again, I opened a bug but I don't know how soon it will be looked at. If it's that crucial, you can remove your user and recreate it. The problem only existed with the migrated users. (and if post count is that big of a deal, just keep track of what you had and let me know and I can change it).