I agree with you. We will consider scrolling into view to be the default behavior of the overflow. You can use the alternative overflow behavior, which could be activated using the following syntax:
this.radTabStrip2.TabStripElement.TabStripOverFlowBehavior = Telerik.WinControls.UI.TabStrip.OverFlowBehavior.BringIntoView;
I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please write me back.
the Telerik team