XF 2.1 Custom fields - no template syntax to display them any more


Hi folks.

I have just discovered that (unlike in XF1.x) the custom user fields in XF2 are displayed in a way that only allows HTML to be supplied to tweak the formatting.
In XF1.x, it was possible to use template syntax. We used this for a few things, like conditionals to build URLs from various different flavours of Youtube and Steam IDs.

Can anyone comment on why this capability was removed? And better still, is there any straightforward way to reinstate it in some limited fashion?
(I'm contemplating simply hacking up the custom_fields_macros template to do it all "by hand".)
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