It has been that way since 1977. Why on Earth would they change it now?
My post wasn't a suggestion to the game designers, it was merely me commenting on something that seemed odd to me. I just was curious if anyone else felt similarly.
And throughout the years, lightsaber designs have changed. I already mentioned how the prequels changed the way lightsabers were carried. They also introduced double-bladed and curved-hilt lightsabers with very unusual designs.