I called apple support the other day about this issue, and spoke to a product specialist (I think). I mentioned the thread in the apple discussions forum on the issue, and he looked it up and told me he was emailing the thread link to the "engineers" to let them know that there were customers interested in this issue. He said something to the effect that the engineers probably had it on their list, but had probably not gotten to it yet because they were also dealing with another issue (and I can't remember what he told me it was now). In any event, he gave me the impression that it would be helpful if others use the feedback link on the apple site, or call, to convey that lots of people are interested.
As to the slams of apple because this product has this slight deficiency, I think folks are overreacting and are a little impatient. These type of things routinely get fixed by updates, and I'm pretty confident this one will be fixed too. The world's not perfect, businesses have lots of customer-type issues to deal with, and the whole world does not revolve around "us."
Just register your concern and prod them to fix it, and soon the problem will be resolved by a software fix. The world will not come to an end.