You guys are splitting fine hairs, although if Harmonix said it was a mistake it's a bug.
Either way, it doesn't matter. Anything can be changed, in theory, in a patch - whether it's fixing a bug, or an enhancement.
Whether it is cost effective/safe to do so is an entirely different story.
Anyway, I got the patch.
It's quite nice. Much snappier now that it's not saving EVERY TWO SECONDS.
30 lives is of course quite wonderful. After 30 I think I'd need to take a break as someone said.
I did a run in the leveler and I'm much more relaxed knowing I don't need to nail it RIGHT NOW. On 5 lives, The first one tends to be a 'get ready', the last tends to be the 'oh god no last try' tense up, leaving me with only a couple of good tries. I'm able to really focus a lot more now that I can 'zone in'.
all I need is auto set speed and I'd be good to go, I think.