This seems like a small request and finally they must have listened. I heard several months ago that the pinch style lens caps would be available this spring. I pre-ordered a 58 and a 67 and they showed up today. These make such a big difference when you have a lens hood attached. I am still waiting for the 77s to become available, hopefully soon. I am hoping that this style cap becomes the default when you purchase a lens in the future.
Now if only the firmware will be upgraded so you can bracket more than three photos at a time. One can hope.