Never said that it was a new standard, you're going to need the main author's votes here.
I still fail to see why it matters at all. The metadata is in the TOC, write an addon to manage this shit. ModMenu has served me fine for a long time. The char-select addon menu is not designed for any of this shit you people want it to do.
It's not something I perceive as a problem, so I'm not changing my crap till you give me a compelling reason otherwise.