I'm suggesting this tag, not forcing :)) and Yes, I do know Vroom has a pretty long Todo list.
The whole idea is to easily point to the author of a certain node without actually having to look up who it is... Similar to the node title in [id://]. If saving keystrokes is your main concern, you're always free not to use it :))
You're a number, just like the rest of us. Learn to live with it! :)))
Seriously, I'm not one to assign people their own private number. I don't address people by their homenode id, I don't think anyone here does.
... Quidquid perl dictum sit, altum viditur.