You’re not wrong, but the issue here is different.
Pressing the Space key has been the default shortcut for hand tool while you’ve selected the Move tool. This has been the standard since forever. Additionally, we use Ctrl+Space/Ctrl+Alt+Space to zoom in/zoom out while we still have the Move tool selected. These shortcuts make it extremely easy to navigate large projects where you have at least 50-60 screens and components. So often times, we would zoom in on a screen with Ctrl+Space and let go of those keys to be defaulted to the Move tool, without having to manually hit the V key. Once you’re done editing, we would then Ctrl+Alt+Space to zoom out, let go of Ctrl and Alt, but leave the Space key pressed to now activate the Hand tool, quickly move to the other edge of your file, zoom in and continue working. That was the process we followed for years, and that’s also the standard on Adobe tools, which I assume most of us have a background on.
But in the last week or so, the Space key no longer activates after you’ve zoomed in/out. You can see it in action if you first press the Space key and hold (activates Hand tool), then press Ctrl key, zoom in once, then let go of Ctrl but keep holding Space, and now the cursor defaults to Move tool instead of Hand tool. Additionally, if you’re still holding Space after that, you can’t zoom in or out again if you press Ctrl and Alt.
This whole process is jarring and now requires us to remap how we used been used to working. I hope this helps you and the developers understand why this is an issue.