That's not a player damage buff, which is what the post implies.
I guess not. But it's still additional damage to monsters nonetheless though no? Are we talking semantics? (I'm honestly asking, I've never played a monk).
Um, yeah, it's an ability that does damage. The Reddit post can't possibly be assuming that just because we have an attack, we're better. And this next sentence:
Just a sidenote too, exploding palm is the most resource cost effective nuke out of any class
Is even more wrong.