I think the current logging configuration is confusing, particularly for new users. Simplification would remove a major bugbear for users. Here's an initial proposal:
There was plenty of discussion about this on the developer mailing list:
I'm raising this issue to see whether there is enough demand for this change. If the number of votes remains low, then it's not worth implementing, but if there are a lot of votes, we should consider making changes. This is also a good place to collate user feedback and suggestions on the proposal.