Oh Man!! I just LOVE joining a strike in progress and spawning in at the beginning! I just love pretending to be Forest Gump... running and running and running to catch up to where the action is.
Yes, I actually hate it... spawn us closer to the action.
EDIT: To the comments about waiting to join allies: Yeah, I could do that, but how long I have to wait for that depends on how fast the people ahead of me a going. Also, when I do strikes I actually want to participate in it other than catching up or waiting to join. It's hard to complete bounties (for other than getting completions) if you only get to shoot a few adds before the boss is melted and it gets boring queuing in solo with the PS4 time hack. I just don't see why it's so hard to find a spawn point that is closer to the action? Seems like a reasonable request to me.
Part of it is how quickly your machine can load the game.
I installed an outboard 2TB SSD on my PS4 pro....and I'm constantly waiting at the beginning of strikes for the rest of the fireteam to load in.
Fact is that the game probably DID find a closer spawn point when it tried to make the initial connection to your fireteam, but they moved on and left you further behind while you were trying to load into the instance.