Wysiwyg text editors: Pressing “Del” next to an empty bullet point removes said bullet point?

Each WYSIWYG text editor I can recall ever using (MS Word, Pages, Notes on Mac & iOS, web pages, etc.) exhibit the following behaviour. Suppose I’m editing the following text:

• Item one
• Item two
• |
Item three

Where | represents the current position of my caret.

If I press “Del” at this point, the following happens:

• Item one
• Item two
Item three

Isn’t the above completely counter to what one would intuitively expect to happen?

(So, what I would always do instead is the following: type a, press Del, press Backspace, which is really annoying).

Why, oh why does this action remove the bullet point in each and every text editor I have ever used?! This has infuriated me for literally decades of my life, and still does 😭!