I’ve found this feature kind of handy. It doesn’t seem to have much to do with the clutch, more with the brakes. When the Jeep is completely stopped on an incline the hill hold assist prevents the Jeep from rolling backwards.
I’ve been driving a stick for a long time. I didn’t even know my Jeep had this feature until my wife drove it. She is still learning. The hill hold assist provides some forgiveness and keeps her from rolling backwards.
I don’t think it is disruptive since I couldn’t tell it was on there for the first few months. The only time I find it annoying is when intentionally rolling backwards down a driveway. In that instance, I want to roll backwards. It holds for 5 seconds or so then releases.
Some people don’t care for this feature. Here’s the procedure required to disable it. This isn’t my Jeep or my video but it does show how to do it.