Thanks for posting about this. I asked about it during a recent stream, but don't think I posted here about it to follow up. (maybe I did, i forget!)
Still hasn't been really clarified whether this is intentional or indeed a bug. If it is intentional, I just may dig into modding a bit to change it, I have already found it in the xml files. But after finding it, I really hadn't decided to go any further hoping it was a bug to be fixed.