I'm calling the bug fix a game-breaking bug! While I don't like clipping in games, this games is full of clipping and floating stuff, and I honestly think that's okay! That's also why I fail to understand fixes like this!
I would love an option that disabled all placement constraints, except maybe placing under terrain, something that the games actually allows right now.
I'm more than capable of making a factory that looks nice without being blocked from placing objects with no good reason!
We have three types of walls with one, two or three ports for conveyor belts, yet we've only got one kind of stackable conveyor pole. Doesn't really make sense for the middle belt in this example, so an option without stairs that fits would of course be the best option.
That doesn't exist, but at least we were able to clip the poles next to each other. This is now fixed so streamlined belts aren't an option anymore, we now have to offset the poles, and that looks so much worse than clipping in this situation.
As you can see in my image, I've even placed conveyor poles beneath the lifts as I hate floating things, something this game allows... If anything, that's a bug you should fix!