Not everyone who uses Elektron gear are DJ's or knob twiddlers. Some of us actually play guitars, bass, sing, play drums, play keyboards, horns, or other traditional instruments. Whilst playing these instruments (which usually require two hands), and performing for audiences, we don't have time to be clicking a button every 15 seconds.
Not having song mode is a pretty big thing to leave off of a drum machine/sequencer IMO. It's not like we're asking Elektron to include a flux capacitor. Most of your budget drum machines and sequencers (even ones from 20 years ago) have this basic feature.