The ancient legend speaks. And speaks true.Well, that did actually happen when it was announced that Battle mode was being excluded from Bannerlord in favor of Skirmish. People need to chill and stop hating on others for liking different things. What people do in SP has literally zero effect on anyone else, so there's no reason to withhold the option of autoblock in that context. Nobody seemed to mind that you could autoblock in SP Warband, and most MP servers forced manual block anyway.
It was a basic feature, and it's missing. They clearly didn't want it now for their new game because reasons, but they forgot some users might want or even need it. Hopefully, they're adding it again. They can even keep the manual blocking for shields, as it makes total sense and doesn't punish your character.