Apologists note that The DAO was just an experiment (a $150 million experiment) to answer the question: can we have a workable decentralized autonomous organization, running on smart contracts, with no human intervention? And it answered it: no, probably not.
Let’s talk about expectations. If you’re typesetting a text, would you expect the quotation marks to change direction when you change font?
Typesetters and designers who care about these things can change the character to get the result they want. Providing a weird and unexpected experience for everyone else doesn’t seem to justify any potential benefit.