I believe that redstone blocks should not count towards the redstone limit. The blocks themselves are made of redstone are inside redstone machinery, yes, but the blocks themselves provide no toggleable output like a redstone torch, repeater, or wire would. I believe that redstone blocks shouldn't count towards the limit because they look amazing and using them in builds in the same chunk as a redstone contraption isn't possible because it counts towards the limit (or just in general because the limit 35). Redstone blocks do not provide lag in large quantities as, like said earlier, it doesn't provide a toggleable redstone switch/output and is idle. As a redstone user who loves to use redstone a lot, it just doesn't seem reasonable to count the blocks towards the limit. To sum it up, redstone blocks can be used in redstone but don't lag a world like redstone wiring would. Redstone blocks are just like any other normal block beside the fact they enable circuits, but nothing else.