When Ahri uses her ult, she moves toward the cursor. When Vayne tumbles, she moves toward the cursor. When Riven's valors, she moves toward the cursor.
But Nidalee pounces in the direction she is facing. This makes it really awkard especially when you want to pounce at someone, you have to click in their direction and THEN use pounce. If she just pounces toward the cursor she would be able to do this much quicker. Pounce's current state also makes it more awkward when you try to jump over a wall.
Edit: So apparently Riot already said no to this in 2010. But a lot of things have changed since then, maybe their opinions have as well?
@Riot: If you're reading this thread, posting a simple "Yes" or "No" will suffice. Maybe an explanation too :P
Edit: 100+ Up-Votes! Thanks guys!
Edit: 200+ Up-Votes!