I can see both sides here also. I think maybe giving us a five-minute or ten-minute window after posting to delete a post made in error wouldn't be harmful, except perhaps in the most heated of threads, because posts that just read "[deleted]" or "........." are mere clutter. It's not an issue I personally feel strongly about but it at least deserved some discussion.There are workarounds. You have 24 hrs to edit a post, which is generous. Simply change the post to read entirely something else rather than the first attempt. If you have a complete failure, you can report your post and ask it to be taken down. The mods are reasonable.
One can argue that the member should be able to delete a post, but only if there have been no replies, quotes, likes or dislikes which makes logical sense to me. I did see a moderator comment to the effect that by disallowing members from deleting their own post, the temptation to "troll" is all but eliminated. So there are two points of view, and both points have merit. But then the mods "have the gold" so "they rule", no?