Who is able to "change the intent"?
The original author of the plugin?
Or the majority of core developers?
Or the majority of users?
Or Santa Claus?
"until the intent changes" - that's nitpicking!
Why must a simple change (I intentionally don't say "bugfix")
which makes an existing feature much more usable be
devaluated and brought back to "it's annoying but it
works as intended"?
Would it help if I open a poll to change the behaviour or keep it?
Or if (as you said) "the intent changed"?
I doubt it, but who knows...
Sorry, but the whole discussion is really ridiculous in my eyes!