Isn't this just another complaint about not being able to everything the way "I" want to do them? Depending on who this "I" is, the natural and obvious way to achieve something will be different; and I don't think it is reasonable to expect that any technology can be everything for everybody.
The important thing in any theoretical framework is that it is orthogonal and logically complete; because then all it takes is clarity of mind to figure out the correct way to do things. A basic, and in my opinion very sound, principle in UNIX is that the system provides functionality, not policy. This means that unfortunately you can potentially do incredibly stupid things, but it also means that you are not excluded from doing incredibly clever things either.
UNIX is an operating system for adults who take responsibility and at least try to think before they jump. If you want a Fischer-Price interface where nothing can harm you, there are other options available.