I agree with you to a point. Each person has a preference, requirement and has different setup scenario. I cannot comment on the extra load on the meta providers, you are probably right there.
I still see this to be a very viable OPTION: either leave the files where the media files are or have the option to save these files in a different location.
Like Luke outlined above, this sounds like a feature request which will have its own evaluation, priority.
Edited by altramarine, 15 October 2014 - 07:14 PM.