Rather than admit they Got It Wrong, they are trying to hide their mistake.
The developer who presented this change (and many others that are meeting popular dismay) is Asa Dotzler. His surname has already been verbed. ‘To dotzler’ means to change something for no reason other than change’s sake, or to screw something up in the face of heavy opposition.
The bug report raised by Asa Dotzler has some interesting comments 😉