Of the two primary meters I use:
One beeps immediately upon continuity closure, but frequently makes scratchy sounds due to incomplete or light contact.
One has a slight delay built into it, but always produces a clear, steady tone.
I can see the design logic behind both solutions, but it makes one or the other "less than optimal" - or sometimes even useless - for different applications (the unit with the delay, for example, can't be used for toning out brief, momentary contacts). It can be a pain on occasion, but I sometimes need to switch meters, depending on what I'm using them to measure.
I make things.
Sometimes I break things too.
...because variety is good.