Grease Pencil workflow is fiddly in 2.8?

Correct me if I am wrong. Adding a Grease Pencil object does not do the following:
Remember previous settings
Enter drawing mode on first creation
Entering edit mode(tab key) and exiting puts me back into object mode not drawing mode

This is all by design? I dont know if I should build an issue to the bug tracker. Its frustrating to me.

Blender 2.8