RJay, I am confused with your comments. Once you break the action and place a round in the barrel and it is fired, the pistol will eject and load the next round or first round in the magazine.
Without having a round in the chamber, you can also cock the hammer and rack the slide to load the first round from the magazine without breaking the action.
It is the shooter's choice. Although the first method allows for an extra round available (the magazine capacity + 1).
I only see all the above as a plus and not a disadvantage.
Possilby, I misinterpreted your thoughts.