First, Thanks for sharing your thoughts & sparing some time to consider my suggestion.
Allow me to explain the scenario when I think it is most helpful / productive:
There's a set of Archi Plans for many levels (with a set of dependent views)
All arranged on sheets
There's a need to have the exact set of sheets with an exact copy of the dependent setup of views
Let's say, for using as Fire Compartmentation Plans (achieved by only changing View Template)
To be arranged on a new group of sheets
If I duplicate as is (not as dependent), I can change the View template but the setup is lost (parent & dependent)
If I duplicate as Dependent, then it's dependent on the Parent so can't change the view Template
This's when I hit a road-block...
So yes, if it can be implemented, there would be a check to evaluate if the view on the sheet is a Dependent...
If yes, then duplicate the parent first (so the suffix or affix goes to the Parent view)
and then the create a dependent of that view (Dependent xx)
From a BIM Management view point, it appears quite logical to me...