I agree and disagree, and I believe I started a thread about this behavior back in October of last year.
While it makes sense to draw the hairpin further beyond the final value selected (the hairpin should include the final notes value), when I go to select a passage and type ‘p<f’ in the popover, the forte marking is applied to a note that I DID NOT select. The forte is marked on the following note. That part seems counter-intuitive to me, although it is consistent in behavior. Why would a dynamic appear on a note that I did not select? Further more, now I need to do more thinking to achieve what I want. If let’s say the ‘p<f’ lead into a sub. p on the next note, now I have to do a lot more thinking about what is going to occur. Keep in mind, this is not a deal breaker for me. But it does add more steps to the thought process.
When I input dynamics, I still have to stop and think about where this final dynamic change will occur, then back off by 1 note to achieve what I want. I do understand the logic behind it, but I am not 100% sure the logic takes into account the thought process of engravers. When engravers hand-hammered into the plates, where they placed the tool is where the marking would show, not elsewhere. That is how I think. When adding marks I think where do I need to put (insert item), and then I select where that item should go.
The extra step of the process catches me off guard every now and then. And maybe I am not that good or not that smart, I would concede to both accusations.