I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished for this feature.
However, it’s understandable why Steinberg chose to be rather Draconian about the present implementation….regarding potential hearing, speaker and driver chip (internal and external I/O) damage that Steinberg could be liable for. It’s quite a litigious world out there.
Sure, Steiny could make it happen in Prefs and even make you read a giant warning and liability clause before activating it……but (and here’s a genuine concern) there is no way to warn an unwary 3rd party using a copy of the Project file that this “feature” is active when the Project is launched. And then there’s the issue of backwards compatibility.
I could care less about any of that. Caveat Emptor and all that…I want the feature.