The Force Publish option was added to meet the needs of a busy site. Its limitations are intentional. I don’t think that we can change it very much. The text that is displayed could be improved a bit.
I think that what needs to be fixed in the plugin is that the Auto Publish option needs to be enabled for the block editor. The way Auto Publish is intended to work is that when enabled, the Publish checkbox will be pre-checked for all posts. It will be possible to decide to not publish the post, but it will require the author to uncheck the checkbox. Setting the category, pinning the topic, and adding tags will all be available with this option.