For someone with both a RDR avatar and Sig, you don't seem to know much about that game's cheats.
All of your posts are basically sum up to saying "Shutup and be thankful for what you got".
You seem to be the one confused about how this cheat divides the community. Let's illustrate this quickly:
Cheat as it currently is: Many people annoyed and unhappy about having to re-enter it constantly
Cheat if it was a simple "enter once to turn on, again to turn off": Nobody would have ANY reason to be upset. People who want to be invul are happy, people who want to use it temporarily are happy.
I don't know why you insist that Rockstar dislikes invul cheats or that this somehow represents one of thier "core values" (rather silly if you ask me). If that's true then why include it at all? Are you saying that they included it, but nerfed it's fun factor and functonality out of spite?
I do not consider myself entitled at all, I just want to know why they chose to do what they did when functionally all it serves to do is worsen the intended experiance of being invulnerable.
No you are confused.
You don't understand that RDR was created by an entirely different team that has no relation to GTA series other than fact that they are both under Rockstar.
So RDR cheats represented what the developers for the title wanted in their game, Rockstar N, the creators of all GTA titles, had no say on what happened and what cheats are involved in San Diego's games and vice versa.
So understand that distinction.
Now let's address you over blown proportions of who is upset. "Many people" If you are referring to the few people commening on this forum then you are mistaken. The forum represents a very small fraction on the gobal gta gamer base. So "Many" "Majority" and "Everybody is upset" are phrases that are being thrown around to looslely
And now we are back to your entitlement - "The way I want it to be done is the way they should have done it, Grr I'm so mad, f*ck them"
That's called entitlement. When it comes to creating something as the creator there is a balance you must strike between pleasing your consumers and staying inline with your own values. Rockstar North clearly is not so savvy on the ability to play their games invincible If you have noticed they have never included an all out complete invincibility cheat. They either don't include it at all or they limit it.
However for the first time they have created an invincibility cheat that protects from all damage, granted you will have to re enter it after 5 minutes.
So the answer to your question of - Well why not just make it permanent is, and this my assumption based off of their collection of work, they do not want that kind of invincibility cheat in their game. So they don't include in that way.