I agree & in my case I think it would be better to start a new tank rather than add the log to my existing scape.
I have had a few flow problems, getting the gas & light to the bottom of the tank.
If I had set up a new scape I could of designed a better flow & substrate planting, instead I just removing the stems!
The fact the log is removable offers some further advantage too.
I have already carved out another log in anticipation for a new tank...