I would agree as long as the design "manual" is kept. I mean, if you have a means to, as you approach items, auto-gather them, that's fine (will bloat your inventory in no time! haha), but that'd be really a quality of life improvement -- avoiding tendinitis of so much keypresses to pick everything up.
In fact, partially the chainsaw comes to improve this, it gathers an area surrounding you when you cut some wood, so that's something. We could have an early game item that allows us just to point to the bushes and gather them without hitting the key (tendinitties) several times! :D