People are not "fine" with burning that much and neither is Subaru. That's why if you do a consumption test and it turns out you consume that much oil you'll get a short block. SOA goes by the industry standard.
Should I have gotten a new engine for both of my Honda Preludes as well as my previous STI because it consumed 1qt every 2k miles? Not trying to take SOA's side or start an argument, but you have to draw the line somewhere.