Notice: I, GigaVex have taken operator status of RooSalad's forum post. He has given me permission to take over editing/updating of his suggestion so that his idea will not die.He's got real-life issues to worry about, and is unsure as to how long he will be away.
We'd like for Wooden Slabs to stop acting like Stone Slabs please.
Why must MINING WOODEN SLABS, be the effective way to remove them? This seems like a very easy bug-fix, which hasn't been fixed in ages.
This also applies to Wooden Stairs, and Stone Stairs!
Heck, since we're here, let's let Mojang know that we also would like to stop spending what seems like lifetimes, taking down our Fences/Stairs/Crafting Tables.
Let's remind em' guys and gals, respond with your thoughts/support.
Short video RooSalad created, to show the issue at hand:
I must disapprove. Wooden Slabs sure "should" be chopped and not mined, but many people build their houses in wood, and put fireplaces.
Honestly, I wouldn't like it very much if every time I wanted a fireplace it had to be with Stone Slabs, it would just be too repetitive and non-creative.
Now, as MachinaSoul said, "it's actually not really mining it, as a pickaxe is a 2 sided tool, where one side is a chisel/pick and the other is a flat sharpened edge, or axe."
So, in a way, it's not entirely mining it.
I agree with him.
"The pointed edge is most often used to break up rocky surfaces or other hard surfaces such as concrete or hardened dried earth. The large momentum of a heavy pickaxe, combined with the small contact area, makes it very effective for this purpose.
The chiseled end, if present, is used for purposes including cutting through roots."
The chiseled end is far too small to cut down any reasonable trees. Thus- the pickaxe in the case we were discussing above- is in fact used for MINING.