Why indeed. Even poorly designed Word can 'record' macro's, which can be played back as-is, or opened and edited as the VB script it really is.
Not every operation lends itself to recording, but they seem to manage it with Illustrator and Photoshop.
I filled out an Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form for this some time ago, but feel free to add your vote.
I came upon this post and, while not in the same context of the above thread (though relaitng becasue of an expected automated feature), I am in the position to require image object height/width properties from InDesign as an XML export from InDesign to straight HTML. It's not the best process - I know, but a situation where I have no leverage. I have no support to accomplish this requirement.
or, does adobe alreay have an answer?
Thank you in advance for ANY assistance you might be able to provide.