I thought we had that settled long ago? Or I guess you just didn't read other people's posts... They optimize it for maximum battery life if you want to go mobile any time, at the expense of long term battery aging. That's what most people want, just not what I want, so I want to change it. This is not "second guessing". This is optimizing for another goal.
These guys know what they're doing. Think of all the research, testing and engineering skill at play here... We're talking entire teams of engineers who've put in a cumulative total of work probably best measured in centuries to bring this new technology to market... Do you really think they're going to get stupid at the last minute and design a charging circuit that somehow negates the benefits of their invention?
And then there are 2 types of engineering managers -
Look... I see this all the time. It's a known issue in the electronics industry. Diplomas do not confer either the depth or the breadth of practical experience that is gained by being in the field with the end product. All the electronic theory in the world is not going to give you the true sense of how a product behaves in day to day use... That information comes from the people who maintain the equipment. But a great many people with nice diplomas and limited experience still feel qualified to profess greater knowledge. In the technical/service side of the industry we literally label engineers like that as having "just enough knowledge to be dangerous". (And, trust me, you do not want to know how we refer to people with *no* training who think they're smarter than us.)