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It's not always but it often is. In the "wider society" middle-class people love rules, forms, norms, procedures. Lumpen people like you're meant to be, get by with informal groups most of the time (whoever heard of a gang with a membership form?) When working-class people want formal rules it's often the "respectable" working-class trying to keep out the lumpens. Though, I've also come across petty gangsters who love formal structures they can dominate from behind the scenes.

There's plenty of valid reasons people might want formal rules or guidelines - to clarify things, to keep out political enemies, etc. There's good reasons for "rule of law" and "due process" type regimes (in contrast with personal tyranny) which come out in the rare cases they are upheld versus pigs, or how science works at its best (your arguments need evidence to support them and have to be logical), or some of the indigenous conflict-resolution systems (though those tend to be informal). I don't think the benefit outweighs the cost in terms of entrenching hierarchy, if I thought these systems worked better then I might become a liberal, in practice I see them getting corrupted by power 99% of the time, but if there's gonna be rules/hierarchies it's better that they be clear, non-arbitrary, and available to the accused and the outgroup as well as the powerful. But this is pretty much never how I've seen the idpol stuff used. Like, they don't have specific rules, they have stuff like "no racism" or "no abuse", then it's left up to the hivemind of the moment as to what gets called-out and whether it's acted on. They also pull shit like "if a POC says it's racist then it's racist", which if they happen to self-identify as POC because they say their great-granny was a Cherokee princess or something, means "we have a rule saying you can't do anything I personally dislike or disagree with"; they can just drag out the R-word whenever they aren't getting their way. Which generates a very sharply hierarchical structure with the worst of both formal and informal hierarchies.