I've quite enjoyed reading this thread. I think this is the exact reason why they released the game early access.
I haven't logged a lot of hours yet, but I've logged enough to see the point of OP. Walking around an enemy who is completely aware of your presence, to hit them in the back, in a turn-based game where they can't do anything until your turn is over... just seems kinda janky and unfun. I always do it because because I like to win. I'd be completely onboard with removing it.