It does not inspire confidence now does it? I mean, it is deliberate and just so it is said, how hard is it to save user settings before updating? Why are services I have explicitly set to disabled go to 'Automatic' all of a sudden? Why is the Spynet membership turned on again ever so often? And for Pete's sake, why does telemetry get enabled with almost every update :Z
The list worth ranting about does not stop there, it simply goes on like forever if we compile an all user hassles 'current' list.
Like you say though, it is hardly any surprise anymore and we should expect this to happen and go through all settings after any update and in my experience at intervals in between updates (Make sure to check services.msc and the various links in Settings->Privacy for everything that O&O Shutup 10 misses as well).
So what did they gain?
Everyone who trusts Microsoft, raise your hand :disagree: