Disclaimer: I don’t know whether you’re talking about live or correspondence games!
It may seem so to you, but not so to me who plays lots of slow-paced and therefore long correspondence games
Imagine … 50 years ago … we’d play a correspondence game over snail mail, sending each other postcards with the coordinates of our moves. I’d think it would be perfectly natural to play out variations, to experiment.
We could even agree on which Joseki books we’d allow each other to consult, or not to do so.
For correspondence games: yes, definitely, quite sure. But I still also play corr. games w/o analysis enabled
For live games: just slightly, but in reality rather not, because in my Real Life live games I also cannot play out variations, so I’m used to exclusively using my “wetware” aka brain.
I don’t mind allowing it in live games though, but overall I can imagine that it might rather be a distraction from the “whole board” perspective.
Oh, “one more thing”: disabling analysis, of course, also disables sharing variations to the Malkovich Log, which, to me, would be a great loss for corr. games as I often put lots of comments and variations there.