I disagree.Klonan wrote: ↑Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:07 pmBecause in the early game, you can setup furnaces to smelt without electricity, using burner miners and burner inserters. It would be incredibly inconvenient that they would only stack to 4 or 5 in the furnaces, meaning you would have to keep emptying them very regularly. ...
Actually it would not be inconvenient. Thats what the boxes are for. Place an inserter and a box to put stuff in on the output of anything that produces other things.
What this does is greatly increase the inconvenience of requiring the use of circuits later to fix the issue.
The early game is so short in the beginning, unless you have mods that extend the early game, restricting the items in the output from 2 to 5 is not an issue.