I fully agree. This is the kind of “developer, not user-focused” development that makes Joomla and other competitive products suck. Don’t reinvent the wheel. What you guys seem to be doing is calling a “tire” a “wheel”, and forcing us to flip the car over sideways just to get it on.
Tortured analogy notwithstanding, if the developers are the only people who think this is a good idea, you’ve already failed.