Quite right—for every odd feature there will always be someone having found a use for it and object to it being taken away. But the cost of its existence is often carried by everyone: in performance, code complexity, security, ease of use, conceptual simplicity, and so on. For atime, it should stand clear that the occasional benefits stand in no proportion to those costs.
We see this every time a sensible proposal comes forth to dump an old misfeature that causes way more grief than enjoyment. Control characters in file names, for example...
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