First, you're talking with moderators, not developers, so referring to things as asinine is not going to win you anything, especially the help of our team. Kindly mind your words. We work quite hard to help everyone but we draw the line when people are inappropriate.
Box titles have always held the ability to include HTML. The same applies to Feature Slide titles, where one of our examples shows the <small> tag.
Doubtlessly, there's a reason why Boxes do not include bullet points. The reason is that WordPress applies list items to many things in its coding. For example, sidebars, menu items, etc all use lists. If they have bullets then you'll see dots all over your site, so globally, they're hidden. However, nothing would stop you from replacing our boxes with boxes created by WP
-Boxer, which I've often recommended.
The boxes are actually a WordPress function and it's a common issue across all themes/platforms and in our case, frameworks that use them. Please see:
Also, read this: