"— I'm honestly surprised that git lets you clone this repository on a non-case-sensitive file system at all. — Really quickly, just off the top of your head, tell me, when was the last time git prevented you from doing something harmful to either your local working copy, or your own sanity?"
any repository can opt to fail to be completely cloned to at least some non-case-sensitive file systems by adding an appropriately-named directory or two ‎- unihorny biped
(honestly, git prevented me from missing a merge conflict quite many times in situations where svn would happily harm my local copy.) ‎- 9000