In the recent summer release, VersionOne added a new field and it was displayed on all backlog items by default. The new field, "Delivery Category", is available with Continuum integration only. We have Enterprise edition. i.e. I couldn't use this field even if I wanted to.

So, if VersionOne adds a new field that doesn't apply to my subscription, then it definitely should not be turned on by default. imho, if VersionOne adds a new field that does apply to my subscription I don't think it should be turned on by default, but I'm guessing there would be mixed opinions on that point.

I tightly manage the fields I display to conserve screen real estate and to minimize confusion for users.

Another example from the Spring Release was "Code Complexity Factor"