No pageLayoutPicker for homepage. Why?

Is there any reason, why the layout field (control=“pageLayoutPicker”) is deleted for the homepage pageType?

I think it’s assumed that your homepage is going to be custom anyway…

I’d be open to reinstating it by default. I would only show anyway when there are multiple layouts to choose from.

Might have been a decision that made sense 10 years ago (yes!) but not anymore.

I’d second this. If you only have one layout file for the homepage the field isn’t shown anyway. So it’s up to the developer and then to the customer.
In my case the customer wanted a redesign of the homepage and switch it on his behalf.