I don't think it is at all a circle jerk. We've had tuners touch on so many of our cars functions small and large. The ability to have a safe method to turn your awd on and off without having to worry about the transfer case exploding or anything crazy would be amazing for performance...
Can you all imagine having the ability to have awd for launch at the drag strip and then have it convert to 90 to 100% rwd.. our ets and traps would be great! Plus - it would just be an awesome feature to have... I have my money on Spiider. If he were closer I'd let him tinker with my car for the next few months cause if he broke something it's under warranty.