It seems to me the big argument over DST and whether the permanent time should be the current DST or non-DST really comes down to a fight between the early birds and the night owls.
Personally I'd much rather have light after work to do stuff, I don't care so much if its dark when I get up and go to work, and even if there were more light before work its not like I'd use that time to work on my shed like I might afterwards. But I'm Team Night Owl and don't like to get out of bed anyway.
I can totally understand how some people might prefer it. Just not me... and my hopes is that we outnumber the crazies who DO like getting up early