How many times do you link to a specific page within a thread?
Well.. how many times do you link to a specific post within a thread?
I myself do the latter quite more often, I don't even remember the last time I linked to a specific page within a thread. And those links to specific posts work fine even when users have different "messages per thread" settings.
I don't like that it's not an option; it should be. By default off, but should be an option.
Whenever you want a thread of yours moved or something, you could always report it. That'll get their attention right away and Brogan will likely move it faster than should be considered humanly possible.