No offense, but I don't understand this reasoning. Single-player modes should be adjustable to personal preference. If it was too easy for you, then this mode is great, but why does it have to be an either/or? Why can't there be an option to select one's preferred mode? I personally agree with Junokaii. this new method is utterly pointless except as a penalty for dying, and so I just rely on manual saving.
This exactly. I don't see why they can't just add back the 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, and than a "continuous" mode as well. Make everyone happy. I lost EVERYTHING tonight because I turned around and ended up in lava that I didn't realize I was anywhere near. It "shouldn't" have happened but the water I was trying to get everywhere wasn't moving around for some reason, it was stopping against nothing, like it was hitting a blank wall. (I was mining obsidian). I had 2 full stacks of obsidian, 15 diamond, a diamond pick axe, a diamond sword, and a lot of iron, gold and coal, and 30 xp. Got back to where I was, but was only able to recover some of the coal and some cobblestone.
This game is supposed to be about customizing, so let us customize how we want to play.