Should this even have gone in without a way to disable it (preferably the same way it used to be possible to disable)? I think it's a good feature and a reasonable place to put this feature - but some degree of user control shouldn't be optional. I'm rather unhappy not to be able to easily control power management.
Are there hooks for the UI to control this, Lennart?
(I use the feature to disable power management in the battery applet frequently, it's a smart and useful feature which I'd rather not see broken)
I'll surely test this feature for the upcoming openSUSE 12.3 release to make sure I raise a bug if this is an issue there too. I'd rather not have us ship it this way.