Have to second this request
I think the logic in removing something that was there to begin with is flawed. As pointed out, it's very important to have verifiable email addresses to a store merchant. In nearly all serious web sites utilizing merchant services this is a given and even professional sites where you are downloading code or interacting with forums, all sites demand verification of the email address to discern that the user registering is in fact at that mail address. We are talking about transacting exchanges based on sales. Why wouldn't a site owner want to mandate verification. Truthfully, I was under the impression this function was built in to PS4 because there is still a lot of information on the Webassist site that refers to PS3 indirectly and leads one to believe it's built into PS4. In this case I somehow have the idea having read through all the information and watching the videos that this was built in.
I second the motion. I'd like to see this reasserted into PS4 and am interested in specifically what code is required to make it function the way it was originally built to function. The fields are in the database. I was the one that originally opened this discussion and have sense moved on to other areas where I'm struggling with the code design but I think this needs to be addressed in the next micro release or minor update. Hopefully, PS4 is a reasonably new product and getting a few minor updates going will solve some of these problems.