Thanks a lot for flagging this, you’re right about the potential use cases where this doesn’t make sense. That report screen needs work anyway so maybe we can try and fix everything in one go.
In general these things are very very tricky to get right because the moment we try and inject a bit of colour to a message or interaction we’re at risk of crossing a line and doing something insensitive. It’s similar to comedy, if there’s no risk there’s no joke… but if the risk is too high the joke stops being funny. There’s a great TED talk about this whole idea.
This also happens with the cha-ching sounds of positive notifications. If it gets triggered because, I don’t know, a life-insurance was just paid into your account because your spouse died a month ago… well, that wouldn’t feel great, would it?
Should we remove the sounds completely and make our notifications dull but completely risk-free because of that use case? It’s a very tricky balance.