Why do the files CONTRIBUTING and LICENSE have to be in all caps to trigger certain aspects of GutHub? While I know there probably needs to only be one of each, I don’t like my file names yelling at me. Plus, my caps lock key is assigned to something else on my system, so typing anything in all caps is a pain in my pinkies.

So, please allow lowercase contributing and license file names to trigger things?

Thanks for expressing your concerns @LadyAleena . I can see how the default casing can be an issue in that regard.
Those files default to all-uppercase to help promote visibility within your repository. Having all-caps makes it visually easier to see, and denote prominence.

You are also not obligated to use all-caps for these files. They will be counted for your Community file with lower-case as well.