Any idea why so much white space has been kept in Elgg profile

By kanha

Most of the time in case of users in Elgg org or in various Elgg sites I find a major square chunk of white field (usually due to un-filled "About") in the Profile which does not add to visual charm or screen space utilization. This has been handed down over the versions of Elgg. Why so historically ? In mobile view also, instead of getting to the content of the Profile page first its a long scroll of profile menu items and then the About and then other things. (However in Mobile View the white space is not shown in case it is empty due to user not filling profile fields). Why has it been never tabbed or widgetified or anything that is more logical and visual ? This is not complaining but asking the historical significance or ideas behind it.