- Oct 2020
Moreover, React team even removed the “highlight updates” feature from dev tools because people used to obsessively haunt wasted renders with no reasoning behind it
- not adding feature because of the risk it may be abused / shoot self in foot
- good/preferred/recommended behavior
- not good enough reason/rationale/explanation
- time wasters
- Mar 2020
the feature was dropped to “lack of use.”
I don't find the reason "lack of use" sufficient in its own right. (I personally didn't use this feature.) People might not use it because they don't know about. And those that do use may find it extremely useful; it's not their fault if others don't know about it or use. It seems to discriminate a bit against the minority who may use a useful feature. They would rather be in the majority, safe from having one of their favorite features removed.
But I do understand and appreciate the good explanation given below.