Oh, to be sure, that wasn't criticism of you! If it came off that way, I apologise. I absolutely agree it would be nice if these artificial cut-offs didn't exist. All that said, I've been writing my own kexts since 2008 now, so I'm used to needing this or that kind of function, and in comparison, the Sierra/High Sierra patch is pretty minor "jiggery pokery."
Apple has always created some kind of artificial sandbox type situation, going all the way back to modifications I made to 2001/2002 G4 Towers to make them run Leopard well. They're trying to give a best user experience to a general user. We are not general users. I am definitely not a general user. I have very specific workflow needs because of my editing work. I get used to doing it My Way, although ironically, MacOS is STILL out of the box closer to My Way than Windows has ever been. That's why I stopped using it. But tweaks are still necessary, so I've accepted them as the price I have to pay.