It makes me very mad. It's become SOP for far too long. One thing the republicans can do to begin to solidify their gains in congress is to change it. Without the Senate in the lame duck session, they had little choice. Perhaps a shorter CSR was a possibility that could/should have been taken up, but that's a band-aid. The cure is for congress to stop being scared to take votes and to pass budgets and then appropriations bills that live within those budgets, not CSRs.
That's how they regain the power of the purse strings. This situation didn't arise overnight and it will take some time to fix.