He said: "Off by default would be the preference, or even better if they just didn't bother at all! TBH, it's offensive that they've shown such disregard for the role of admins who are supposed to be responsible for the proper management and protection of systems and the data they contain. Giving end users this kind of power is asking for trouble."
And there's your perfect example of "butt-hurt buggy-whip maker", right there.
You are janitors. Stop pretending that you are architects.
The people who pay your wages.