We paid for six-figure cars. We don't need to be punished when we use a feature beyond the feature's capability. The reminder is enough.
I agree with you, but don't I see what the price of the car has to do with it. No offense meant, but I think mentioning how much you paid tends to perpetuate certain ideas about Tesla owners. Take out any mention of price and your point is still valid.
Speaking of timeouts — and I hope only slightly off-topic — you can hit similar penalties when the camera temporarily stops functioning. I've seen this in heavy rain, when the wipers can't keep up. Autosteer decides the camera isn't working, and disables itself for the rest of the drive. In my case it disabled TACC too, adding injury to insult [sic]. I've also seen this happen when the sun is low-ish and directly in view of the camera. Lens flare, or something, can discombobulate the camera enough to disable Autosteer for the rest of the drive. In this case thankfully TACC still works. I'd prefer it if any Autosteer exceptions only lasted a minute or two, whether caused by speed, rain, or sun. I've communicated that feedback to Tesla.