matchboxbananasynergy It would require dedicating resources to implementing that change and maintaining it going forward. That, combined with the fact that it's not a privacy or security related change makes it something that the project is unlikely to want to implement.
As mentioned by my colleague every extra line of code, every change from the base AOSP requires maintaining, while the code is there now, there is no guarantee it will be available to revert the A12 and A13 change in the future. Providing it now just kicks the can down the road for a return of questions like this as it will happen eventually anyway.
Also note from the link provided:
Developer here. Any customization added is more code to test and maintain. Any simplifications means less code to test and maintain.