What you did is good enough as far as I am concerned. It should satisfy the anti-anons. In the future, when you respond to one of *them* ,it might not hurt for you to sign your post as you just did.
Maybe David Nygren will know a way for you, and others like you to make the transition from anon, to your real name a seamless, and simple process so you will not have to start over? If so, then it is up to you if you want to bother.