If you understood it, you would of never brought it up. An yes its a control freak situation, instead of planning ahead and trying to counter play. You need a pop up saying hey, you want to do this now. No, its not like that, get over it, and actually plan your turns out.
I am not sure you know what mechanics I am referring to. I am talking about reactions like attacks of opportunity, shield spell, hellish rebuke, defensive duelist and the like. These are things you cannot "plan ahead" as they happen during the enemy's turn. Therefore, the "popups" will allow for a variety of different choices in some situations, and you can then choose to prioritise whether or not a certain reaction should be taken, or not, in case you wish to save for another potential reaction later. As it stands now, those options do not exist. I just want those choices to exist.