Add values from Current Logged in User to records

Most of the apps I build for clients record the user who create a record and sometimes, in the same record, the user who made certain edits in a process. This can result in many connections between objects and the user/account object which is a hit on performance.

Could I request that you add a facility to record rules ( and action links etc) to be able to add values from the logged in user to, say, text fields so that we can record this type of information without needing to create a connection?