SQL Server XML datatype with CDATA

So today I learnt something new - it turns out the XML datatype in SQL Server does not preserve CDATA sections.
e.g.

DECLARE @XML XML  
SET @XML = '<Test><NodeA><![CDATA[Testing cdata section <woop!>]]></NodeA></Test>'  
SELECT @XML  
  
Results  
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<Test><NodeA>Testing cdata section &lt;woop!&gt;</NodeA></Test>  

After a quick dig around, I found this MS Connect case. I personally would like to see it accept whatever you pass in without silently altering it, as long as it’s well-formed XML of course.