You can turn them off for the editor, so why not in-game? It's quite tedious to change files around to rid of followpoints, and it would be nice not to have to create two skins so you can easily switch between the two options.
Why would you turn off follow points?because they clutter the playing field and some people play better without the lines confusing the area. i know i'm shit and shouldn't really have an opinion on this but players like Rafis and Rohulk play(ed) without followpoints.
But well, just copy your whole skin over and remove the followpoints and you can switch fast via skin selection.