If Microsoft was forcing full-disk encryption on Windows 10 Home users (and I'm not convinced that they are), then it's still better than the alternative of having no encryption, right? Someone might argue that it's a "false sense of security" since you really don't know where the recovery keys could have gone, but I seriously doubt that most of these users would even know that they had encryption on anyway, so it can't be a false sense of security if you never knew you had the security in the first place.
And I'm not convinced this is even that widespread. I've installed Win 10 Pro on several machines with the TPM chip enabled from a previous install, and none of them automatically encrypted. In each case, I had to manually turn on Bitlocker. I can't speak for Home installs, but having this "poor man's Bitlocker" seems an upgrade over the "no encryption at all" (or third-party) in 8.1 Home and before. And seriously, how many Home users have actually configured their TPM in the first place?
Speaking as the "family tech support" guy, I'm happy that Microsoft went this route (again, if they did). It ensures that recovery is possible in case of the need to switch the drive to a new machine, without making me have to explain to each of my family members what to do during each install. And really, my advice for these users would be to let Microsoft manage it anyway. I wouldn't trust that they would print out a recovery key and put it in their safe (don't forget labeling it properly to make sure they knew which computer/drive it went with), purchase some storage media (e.g. flash drive) to keep in the safe, or safely store it in some other way. For these HOME users, having the recovery key in their MS account is "good enough", especially when they probably wouldn't have encryption otherwise.
Side note: The fact that there are around 100 replies after the nonsensical question "Can a corporate security officer comment?" goes to show why Slashdot should put back in the "most recent posts first" sort order and have it as the default. This just isn't an issue for corporate use, since they are going to manage Bitlocker recovery keys themselves in AD. And yet then you get a dozen nonsensical replies that, "This is why no company would consider Windows 10."
Why center the discussion around the person who put all of 10 seconds of thought into their "First post" when the better thought out posts will be further down?