Hey there Tekalight
When I use presets from good sound designers like Aiyn Zahev, Arksum, Kevin Schroeder, Joseph Hollo they label their ARPs as ARP and their SEQ as SEQ...they don't label them as bass or lead.
The reason for this is because they create bass lines and lead melodic lines using step sequencers, or piano rolls, or keyboards. They don't want a pre-canned melody or riff getting in the way.
Why would I want to play a chord? Because I may want to play a major chord instead of a minor chord, or a dim7, or a suspended 8th...it sounds like you created these preset for people who don't know how to play music.
Why would I create my own beat patterns in a step sequencer? For the same reason, so my song sounds original and not made up pre-canned riffs and themes that someone else came up with.
The tip to turn off the "CMD OFF" in the chord memory device is helpful. Most of my other synths like Hive, Dune, Spire don't have this gimmicky feature. I make sure it's always turned off from here on.
While a pain to go in a turn off the ARP on every single preset, I find it doesn't really help with the sound of some presets like the "healthy" pad...which sounds like a warbly mess. It also doesn't help with presets like the pad "Fuzzy" which still has a pulsing modulation which isn't useful as a—you know—pad.