Well, I think what he meant to say was clear, no? Bugs usually don't benefit all players in minor ways but are annoyances that deserve to be fixed. Better?
A bug may not usually benefit all players in minor ways, but that makes it no less a bug if it does. To claim a beneficial bug becomes a "feature" after a certain length of time, but refuse to accept a bug that does not benefit oneself as a "feature" if it goes unfixed for the same length of time is a rather hypocritical attitude, IMO.
This bug, by the way, did NOT benefit all players in minor ways. We've heard in thread alone about the players who were paying much higher repair costs even prior to 1.7 based on the fact that they were not using the lower level orange shells, but rather the higher level purple dread guard shells.