The suggestions on features in the application and what features customers wanted are all over the site in various threads.
As to how we code our software that is up to the development team. That means once they look at what customers want they need to wrap it up in a nice package.
You are the second voice of dissent I have heard in 6 months. One guy did not like the fact we got rid of that way super old template alternate category template and now you do not like showphoto. Not bad and expected considering how many looks awesome that I have heard.
I explained there is no legacy options which was the question asked. You are free to modify your templating as you wish.