I believe I understand the rationale for not doing that. There are reasons why we should.
We got stuck before, as the software tried to optimize HP forces to +- 200N. It silently timeouts being unable to move past limits, and we then spend hours looking for the cause (we are smarted now, so know what to look for,..).
With current changes (different compression & extension limits for raise/lower) we shall be safe and able to raise/lower at any mirror position. At least this change will fault the mirror right away, not wasting ~5 minutes just to timeout. Monitoring hitting limits has sense when the mirror is active (raised & operated by AOC), as optical corrections can drive hardpoints on limits. We don't have to fault the mirror, but at least record that in a log as a message (so we don't have to dig in telemetry).
Should we discuss how to proceed on Friday or sooner?