1.07 rebalanced weighths (set all crafting items to 0 and I believe it set a bunch of others higher than that) and
added optional chests for players interested in them. I didn't even work on the patch and I can pretty much assure you that there's no evil conspiracy which made items weight more so players would have to use chests, mostly because there's about as much point in it as tits on a reptile. Besides, I can carry pretty much everything I find and then bulk sell it off - get a better saddle.
Nice of you to reply in such a cordial manner when all the OP want's to bitch about is how everyone is wrong to want an inventory system.
I imagine something really traumatic must have happened to him, maybe got shoved into a locker at school with "gasp" items inside containing no value ... to him.
Talk about sitting on a lonely peak of entitlement!
Oh wait, that OP username, I get it now.