Op-Z and pattern length issue

I know that you can extend the length of a pattern by applying a multiplier. This works well for entering long chord progression but there is an annoying missing or not well implemented feature: parameter automation only happens exactly on the steps. That means when you live record an automation (let’s say the filter), there is a jump between the value recorded on a step and the value recorded on the next step: the values in between are not recorded. This limits a lot the use of the pattern length multiplier.
Am I missing something?

Just make the pattern longer without the multiplier… why do you need the multiplier? You can do that without it.

Well, as far as I know a pattern is limited to 16 steps. So if I want a longer pattern the length multiplier is the only option available…
Pattern chaining could do the trick but then it limits the number of variations you can have.