"it is doing a disservice to the camera"
Are you suggesting that the camera is better in WDR than it shows it the video?
"The dynamic range of some of these shots, while visually interesting are not worthy of a $1000 camera, let alone a $10,000 one."
That's not surprising given it's not marketed as a WDR camera and the dynamic range spec'd is only 70dB.
As we have discussed in other areas, this is one of the challenges of super high resolution cameras - lots more pixels can deliver greater details during even lighting levels but often struggles with more challenging lighting conditions.