Well, it’s unoptimal for my workflow. I keep my mac on as I use it. However there are times I need to turn it off and don’t like it turning on by itself. When I turn it off, I need it to STAY off. My computer room is near a laundry room, this can cause my desk to rattle so I keep it OFF on laundry day because I don’t want to risk hard disk corruption or damage. Besides, I’m uncomfortable without the security of knowing that when my mac has been shut down or powered on. It’s because I knowingly did so.
Besides, I still need to log on manually, so the power on function doesn’t actually solve the issue it attempts to solve for the people that want this feature but aren’t running it on a dedicated machine. However, I’d prefer that issue not be solved as overriding log in is even worse, security wise.
As for when I keep it on, I just have it on the screensaver if I am using the DVR.
I understand this helper is useful for some, especially those with laptops. I am not one of those people. So yes, I’d really appreciate a toggle for it.