Here is my take on it.
If we had constant “summer time” then in high summer we would have daylight from approx. 4am to approx. 11pm
In low winter we would have daylight from approx 9.30am to 5.30pm.
In low winter the weather tends to be bad which effects day light, thus it could dark well before 5.30pm most evenings.
The same bad weather would also mean that it could get bright later than 9.30am
So in that case I’d value the morning light much higher than the evening light.
In the mornings, I get out of bed, shower, get dressed and go to work. I then spend my day at work, and return home around 5pm (ish). To have a bit of daylight left to go for a run or other kind of exercise would be invaluable, while it really doesn't make the slightest difference to me if it gets bright at 8.30 or 9.30 - I'd be in work.