English is not my primary language
Your English is just fine.
There is no need to degrade me like im a retard
That was certainly not my intent.
In fact my first pc was a 286 with a EGA monitor
Yup, and it probably had 640 KB of RAM and a 20 MB hard drive. Been there, done that. I understand.
This is indeed news to me, but i don’t beleive im the only one formating with no hesitation whatsoever
I understand and I agree but that doesn’t make it right. Years ago, before antiviruses apps were common, malware could be spread on floppies, so to be safe when inserting a floppy you formatted it. Quickly and without hesitation. But things have changed, every new pc has a firewall and antivirus build in, floppies no longer autorun when inserted, and the capacity of the removable drives has grown from 740 K B to 64 GB and more. Things have changed. Guess what, so to should the automatic formatting action.
Again a warning would have been nice.
Be honest, would you have read it if one was included? How many things in this life have you learned from making a mistake? Fork is wall socket turns out the lights!! Red wire in oven is HOT!! Putting car in reverse when going 50 mph is a bad idea!! Those are things I learned by doing. Formatting a USB drive without cause is something you have now learned. It’s how we learn.