Wait, What?

I had a "Wait, what?" moment earlier today when I found out that apparently Android devices like the Google Nexus tablet do not automatically mount attached USB devices such as thumb drives and such. I don't know if that's meant as a security feature or it's just a nod to the Neanderthals, but that seems quite...lame. Anyway, if you want to be able to automatically mount an attached USB device, HowToGeek has an article on how to do it. Oh, except you also need to root your device first. Again, does that not seem to be hitching a ride on the lame express (not the HTG article, the whole concept)?