I'm a music electronics hobbyist, and am in the processes of switching from Eagle to KiCad.
For some components — particularly potentiometers — it doesn't make sense for the name/reference property to be numbered. As it stands, though, if I name the volume pot "VOLUME" KiCad insists on renaming it "VOLUME1" before checking rules, generating netlists, or exporting to Pcbnew.
It's a pain to undo the numbering and edit the references on the PCB silks.
Is there some setting I can't seem to find to prevent this, or some other best practice?