RE: [Rails] Newbie Q: Why does scaffolding create new on 'new'?

My question is - why does 'new' bother to create a new model object at

all? It's not used in the rhtml template, and a new model object is
created as another new instance in 'create' anyway.<

Actually, the new model object is used in the _form.html template the
scaffold generates. It's there as 'model' (not @model). The reason why is
two-fold: 1) to present the user with a "blank" record (where "blank" may
involve default values), and 2) so that both the create method and the
update method work with records that have been automatically populated with
field values.

That's my take, at least.