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Explaining the features interface to people always gets weird because the "Version" and "URL of update XML" fields are dead front-and-center, visually given the same "importance" as things like name and description, which are an integral part of any module.
One thought is to move these under a collapsed "Advanced" fieldset, so they're accessible for people who need them, but don't clutter things up for people who don't. Similar to how the database settings page in the installer hides MySQL hostname, socket port, etc.
This would help reduce confused support queries like this: