Appending and import scaling issue

When I append a 2.79 object into 2.8 the scale is out of wack (the object comes into 2.8 really big). I have set 2.79 to meters and 2.8 to meters but it’s ignoring this. the other issue is scaling with OBJ files 2.8 only recognizes meters as a scale so I have to export every thing out as meters from external modeling programs (not a huge issue but an irritant) I was wondering if I was missing something in settings somewhere or if this will be fixed at some time or??
thanks,
Val