Its certainly not to make you feel comfortable.
Oh and hunters would more than likely use sticks to support the rifle when forced to kneel.
The only way FT shooters can shoot in the FT kneeeling position the sport has adopted is by using a hamster to raise the sight high enough to see through, so its a position peculiar to FT.
EV2 Mk3+Sightron SIII 10-50 x 60 LRIRMOA / Bushnell 8-32
Theoben Rapid 12 FAC
GROWING OLD IS NOT FOR SISSIES