They're claiming this is for reasons of modern efficiency but y'know what? It's no coincidence that the poor little apostrophe is the pointiest character on a modern keyboard. Think about it -- Asterisk? * The points all point in! The exclamation point has that dot, like the blunt end of a fencing foil. The caret or French quote? <>
* What to risk? H'm, that explains why it's all clenched-up like.