It is sad but anyone saying they didn't think it was going to happen would be lying. The K edition SKUs cost a little bit more for that reason and they don't want to be losing out on that profit!
It sucks, overclocking is definitely not what it used to be (so much more accessible now) but it isn't something that should be taken away. Leave features like that for the people that want to, even if it is almost pointless. If I want to overclock and void my warranty 30 minutes after installing a CPU, let me!