Yes, this is the same as the registry patch I will provide. Normally you can go into the Registry and edit it manually. But even I have experienced some systems where I do this and it never takes. Everytime I go back after making the change it's still set to zero.
This Patch will resolve the issue when you can not edit it manually.
As for making this the standard. The problem is that not all users are power users like most of those on this group list. So they would not understand why the write speed goes up and down, and does not remain at the 40x speed they had selected. This would cause lots of Emails and Tech support calls from such users, and we would have to explain how the Recorder works. Most beginers are just happy if it works, and if the speed is fast.
And of course, I know you hate it when I say this but it's true, our OEMs would not like this feature enabled by default for that same reason.
And I was out Sick yesterday due to food poisoning, so I was not able to send the Registry patch till today.
When ever you send an Email to me directly, please expect 2 to 3 days response time. I do a lot of traveling, testing, meetings, etc and am not always able to go through my Emails every day. Though I do the best I can.