I had to use the password reset form and then the password change...

On ithe password change page there are 2 fields for email address... By default the first populated with my handle, the second with my email address. The form errored out on my first attempt because the fields didn't match.

That section is for changing email address and is labelled as optional. So the 2nd time I just cleared both fields. It errored out saying that email field is required (despite being optional?).

So the third time I populated both fields. Despite it being the same email address as my current one, it thought I was changing it, so I had to do the verification thing.

Looks like there might be opportunity for fix, or labeling to make things more intuitive.