svn’s .svn directory..

Damn, svn’s policy of putting up a .svn folder in every directory it finds is the most annoying architectural decision i have come across… I was pissed off the first time i found out the problems, while trying to move out whole folders from the shell commands… After 5-6 months of git and having come back to svn(don’t ask, client uses it) i have forgotten it and did the same mistake… I can’t figure out the reasons behind keeping it in every folder….