Discussions from elsewhere
Hi Billinghurst and Lydia. Your discussion at phab:T103102#1894358 is one that I've had Many many times in the last few years (from both perspectives - both advocating for new preferences, and explaining the difficulty with new preferences).
I've finally written up an essay about it, on this page, to compliment the alternative viewpoint that I commented on over at Talk:Requests for comment/Redesign user preferences#An Ode to Options, A Paean to Preferences.
(To anyone: Feel free to rename this page, or amend/improve in other ways. :-)
I don't dare to add a "See Also" link sink, however http://neverworkintheory.org/2016/06/09/too-many-knobs.html and https://ometer.com/preferences.html and w:en:Default effect could be worth reads. --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 14:29, 8 July 2021 (UTC)