I wholeheartedly agree with the notion that there have been some ‘unfortunate choices’ made in changing the name of existing features and in naming new ones.
In this instance, the name Styles Toolbar creates some confunsion,
There is only one Active Style in a model and no “other kind of styles”.
Styles Toolbar and View Menu options make changes to the Active Style.
They are merely shortcut means to make changes to the Active Style.
Style changes via the Styles Toolbar and View Menu are immediately reflected in the Styles Browser.
The three are hardwired together; a change to any one is immediately reflected in the other two.
The concept new users need to learn is that creating a Scene is not WYSIWYG unless the Active Style is updated first, thereby incorporating unsaved changes they have made to the Active Style.
Updating the Active Style can only be accomplished via the Styles Browser or the Warning - Scenes and Styles dialog.
Recollecting questions here in the Forum, it seems many new uses don’t understand the warning and agree to the default setting, •Do nothing to save changes, only to be surprised when they revisit the scene.
Apparently some become so annoyed by a warning they don’t understand that they tick the box to turn it off.