I agree Tom.
It's a double edge sword.. I recently saw a Revit video, using a recent version, and all the soffits and gutters and bird box fascias are all "modeled" individually.. it's a simple rectangle roof and its a 20 minute video.. even each bird box fascia board needs to be modeled once at a time.. it seemed tedious and time consuming...
Yet, I'm sure in the end there is greater "control" with modeling each element,
. as opposed to SP approach where all those items are built into the roof definition..
But sadly the algorithms won't always work like we'd want then to..
So pick your poison I guess..
But, they could add some settings in the options and edit menus where you could control such details at a system, project and drawing level that would greatly enhance the realism and how things are actually built. I have yet to see an overhang built where the fascia and subfascia are in the exact same plane. I have yet to see a soffit built where the bottom of the fascia exactly matches the bottom of the soffit. And, most often the soffit material/texture changes direction at eaves and gables. Tongue and groove would not behave as shown in SP. These are all relatively simple things that could greatly enhance the realism and how things are actually built.