I'm with you on this. A positive finite baryon number of the universe as one of its initial conditions is no more problematic than a positive finite mass-energy of the universe at its inception and I have yet to see anyone argue for a Big Bang mass-energy in the universe that is either zero or infinite. A positive baryon number of the universe as an initial condition is the only possibility that is consistent with the SM. A vague desire for an initial condition of the universe to be different because it looks pretty if that is the case is not a very compelling reason to go head to head with overwhelming evidence that there are no observed cases of either baryon number violation in general by any means, or proton decay, or lepton number violation by any means, up to very, very stringent limits. It also goes up against the theoretical reality that the only possible baryon number violating process in the SM, the sphaeleron (forgive me if I've spelled it incorrectly), cannot account for baryon number asymmetry in the universe. Also, keep in mind that the energy levels to which the SM has been experimentally tested are higher than those present in any natural phenomena in the universe for something like 13.5 billion years +/-. We haven't (and never will be able to) experimentally tested the SM at the energy scales of the Big Bang and a brief period of time immediately thereafter, but, any baryon number violating process has to be confined to a very short period of time. Any process that takes even hundreds of millions of years to produce the observed matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe is too slow to be consistent with the experimental proof of the SM at energy scales we have tested. And, now that the Higgs boson mass has been determined, we know that the SM is theoretically consistent up to the GUT scale.