IMO, secret achievements was one the dumbest ideas that came with achievements to begin with. All they are is a PITA. Good riddance. I wish there was just a global settings toggle to disable them all in one click.
About freaking time, it was a thing on Playstation since the PS3. And it's optional, so nothing is lost for people that don't want to see it. It definitely saves the time googling it if you want to complete a game.