But as Joachim said, so far we received mixed feedback. We need to have more feedback from more users to make further decisions on a solid basement. Since not all our users are using the preview versions, we will wait after 3.0 is released to get more feedback. But again, this topic IS on our table and we are observing it. But we did not decide to change the current behavior, yet.
Although I personally don't mind how the current release works, I do have sympathy for Herbo's (and others) concerns.
Perhaps part of their frustration is that what they are proposing (keep the settings in the render window but don't start the renderer automatically) seems like a good solution, without compromising on the advantages of the current design of having the settings integrated in the frame buffer. It also (perhaps wrongly) sounds like relatively simple to implement. But maybe it's waaay harder than it sounds, and is that also part of what's holding you back?