Again, I understand it has rubbed you the wrong way. It is very easy to disable and stays disabled regardless of uninstallation and installtion of products. I hardly think that allowing a simple checkbox to disable is the equivalent of forcing anything. The decision to make it open by default was a discoverability decision to promote awareness.
We will likely continue to have it open by default, but we will be adding a checkbox to to allow you to disable it directly within the interface. Thank you for your feedback and suggestions.