It would be very nice if, when picking things up, you get the same interrupts as for crafting/constructing/butchering.
Died last night because I was picking up a lot of stuff at once, and a spider ran up and bit me over and over. Dead before I could take any action at all.
This is planned. When it actually goes into affect is anyone’s guess. I am not sure if anyone in particular is actually doing the legwork for it.
Ah, excellent. It’s easy enough to work around; when in hostile territory, don’t pick up more than two or three items at once. (Depending on how far you can see around you.)