I would encourage anyone who is frustrated, ticked off, irritated etc… with the act of identifying… to please take a break. I take LOTS of photos of asters. Most are out of focus because I have poor vision and can’t tell in the field if the photo is in focus or not. I bring each batch home and take a stab at identifying them and then realize I haven’t gotten the details I need to go to species. Then, the next time I’m in the field, I think… let me try that again. When I’m walking late in the fall, or in the snow, or early in the spring, I am fascinated with the seeds and seed heads I see. I think the graphical structure is lovely. (never the ‘worst of all’). I don’t know what types of seeds these are so I take a photo and iNat says ‘some kind of aster’.
The thing is, I’m happy. I’m happy to have some kind of optimism that some day I’ll get a id on more than 1 or 2 types of asters. I’m happy that on a snowy day in the middle of a way too long winter, I found something in nature to catch my attention. I don’t actually think anyone else can identify most of those photos but I’m content with genus, tribe or family. I don’t learn if I stop after I fail.
Everyone in the world was invited to use iNaturalist. Everyone will use it for different reasons. Everyone will go through levels of understanding the site and understanding nature. Everyone will have different expectations of what’s a good enough photo or what is fine enough id. That has to be understood and accepted. If that can’t be accommodated without getting angry or frustrated or ticked off, perhaps a break is needed or just a reconfiguring of expectations. No one is being compelled to do anything on this site.