Quote fromthere would be no point in the game if your stuff stayed there for longer there would be no point. The whole point of survival is not to die. Personally i think your stuff should disappear instantly so you actually have to not die.
Also mind the
I wouldn't necessarily mind this if the game actually functioned properly. The trouble is if I'm hauling diamond around in the middle of nowhere and suddenly I turn into a pink mist coating a crater due to an invisible creeper, or other mob, that's a bit unacceptable.
If I choose to fight something, or I see it coming and fail to protect myself, or even I don't see it but *could have* had I turned around, that's one thing. As it stands, I've encountered as many invisible mobs as visible, and it's just a tremendous pain in the ass.