If you’d really like to see this be revisited I’d suggest:
- Present your case on wp-hackers but be forewarned your use-case better be good and not “security through obscurity” or it will get shot down as above.
- Present your argument in a trac ticket with the same caveats.
- Even better, upload a patch to trac that enables your desired functionality. It’s much harder to say no when the work has already been done (but of course, they do have a preference for saying “no” a lot more often than they say “yes” so be forewarned.)