In defense of everyone who has posted it recently, I have trouble finding the new post button myself sometimes. In my mind, where it is currently located is in a navigation bar that is not specific to the current page.
When I'm on a page and wanting to do something within that page my eyes naturally look at everything below the line with "JQUERY FORUM" and the search field. To me, since it is pretty static, everything above that line is site wide functionality, not page specific.
With all that being said, I'm not sure that it can be charged or not, but that's my $0.02.