Sorry, poem later - first, help for ALL my Wordpress buddies!
We have located where that sneaky unemployed blockhead GWB hid the comment box check that has everyone on WordPress steamed.
On your Dashboard, left column, click "Settings."
Under "Settings" menu, click "Discussions."
On "Discussions" page, scroll WAY, WAY down... to just above Avatars section. You'll find some checked boxes, including "Allow: Follow Comments."