I actually complained at first as well, however the reasoning behind the change is, IMHO, a good one.
You can actually see the results of a pull request I made https://github.com/laravel/laravel/pull/3033 that outlines the thought process behind it.
Also if you still are interested, I forgot which one, but one of the "What's new in laravel 5" videos on laracasts, also has a nice explanation by Jeffrey Way.
It's just one of the risks you take with a closed-source IDE - if something changes with the language/framework you're using, you're at the mercy of the vendor for updating.
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