I agree with the OP, but I'm just happy there are not multiple forums like there use to be, that was awful. I remember writing a suggestion like OP and getting killed for it.
The thread in question:http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=7005.100
I'm not seeing that you got "killed" but certainly there were some posters then (as now) with stronger opinions on it than others. You asked about it several times, so that could have contributed to what you perceive as backlash.
It's worth noting that at the time that thread took place, KenzaFan was a moderator and tomterp was not.