Limit Download Speed

Could someone please enlighten me as to why soulseek has the Limit Download Speed option, im trying to get a few songs off a user and he limits the download to 1kbps, it takes literally 1 hour to download a single song. Im not saying this options should be removed, but they should establish a minimum, say 20kbps, which is a reasonable download speed so its doesnt take forever. This program is great, but is has so many ways for users to cheat on each other, like the 0-upload-slot hack and others. Thank you.