My concern is that I had a few years of happily being able to count on pausing, skipping etc., while in PIG... and I'm still pissed this was taken away. I have no illusions about it coming back, but it's something I literally used every day. Note that I literally mean "literally".
It's one more thing on the list of useful functionalities that were removed to make way for bells & whistles.
Mind you, I'm intrigued by your comment "there are many ways to avert bad things happening in the PIG." To what are you referring?
I sure can't cover all objections to that change, but do recall a couple of folks were incensed, and I mean, on fire! It turns out their big concern was being tipped off on a sports score, or a scene from a show, or porn showing up when a kid entered the room, not being able to stop in time, pause, etc. The very simple workaround was to tune to a PBS station prior to spending time in the PIG.
I found I purposely spent less time in the PIG after the whole discussion. YMMV!