You might be right. I knew that someone has said that, but I didn't think it was @marni1971. I probably just missed it.
Like I said I an no expert with plans. I just thought it would make sense to Disney - spit the guest out where they can spend money. However, it seems that this would make the pavilion even more crowded. Not to mention disturbing the current pavilions layout.
When I first heard of the France project, I thought the same thing as an exit! And when I was there recently I noticed it would look really good, but it seems there is too much infrastructure to be maneuvered (the quick service restaurant and the exit for the theatre) to make an exit.