The idea is that you’re using different tracks for different pitches. That’s all. If they optimized the defaults for track chaining, it wouldn’t make much sense when you weren’t chaining tracks.
A suggestion: Spend some time making a couple of "blank" pages with the defaults set that you like for certain purposes and keep them in off in a distant corner of the grid. Then you have a set of defaults in the length of time it takes to copy/paste a page (< 1 second!) and you don’t waste time setting up over and over.