No problem about your email. That's what I am here for. All legit questions. Lets look at each of them:
1. partitions between the different areas (ideas don't sit along side product discussion)
SKW: In a perfect world, where would you like us to highlight ideas. See below for where we highlight them on the Product Page and in the header
In the Header (a little hidden, though)
2. confusion about where to post questions to get community help
SKW: We can probably make Community Help a little ore visible but here's how you get to it.
Let me know where you think we should highlight it more
Keep the feedback coming. We are only 100 days into this new thing -- since we launched. So the more feedback we get, the better.
Well, ideas I liked in the previous instance where they were comingled with discussions.
In your second screenshot you point to Community: Feedback & Help.
Is that different to "Discussions" and if so, why?