This is what the symbol of ATmega8A in KiCad looks like:
As you can see this has no resemblence to the actual PCB footprint of the chip.
Now if I was gonna print this design and put it as a poster on my wall this would do great. Everything would look amazing.
But unfortunately I am not designing a circuit merely for aesthetic purposes. I in fact intend to create a PCB. And anyone who has ever designed a PCB in real life k ows that it's important where you place components. Something needs to be close together, some things need to be far away, some things hav a specific placement like displays, buttons, etc. And with this stupid symbol I have no idea where the actual pins are when designing my circuit.
Why on earth ido the symbols look like this?
I have to spend an hour every time I want to use a new IC and make a sensible symbol for it because apparently everyone else on the planet uses CAD software as a glorified MS paint for drawing circuits, not for actually making a PCB.