When I click a Recent Comments link, I am taken to the top of the post rather than the comment.

If you click a Recent Comments link and you are taken to the top of the post rather than the comment itself, this means the posted comments are stretching beyond one page.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will see "1", "2", "3", "next >", etc. representing each page of comments.

The easiest way to fix this is display more comments per page.   At the bottom of each page is a "Comment viewing options" section.  By default it shows 50 comments per page.  Increase the number, then click "Save settings".  This will ensure all comments throughout the site are now displayed with more comments per page.  (One important note -- increasing the number of comments per page allows more to be displayed at once, but can also slow down the page load time dramatically.  Use this with caution based on your Internet connection speed.)

Another option is to change the sort order of comments such that newest is first.  This can be done in the same "Comment viewing options" section by selecting "Date - newest first".  By making this change, you will always be taken to the top of the list of comments by click a Recent Comments link.