See discusion: https://github.com/apache/kafka/pull/2815
We will need some rewrite on StreamPartitionsAssignor and to add much more test for all kind of corner cases, including pattern subscriptions.
Kafka Streams hangs when not able to access internal topics
Streams does not warn about missing input topics, but hangs
GitHub Pull Request #2815
GitHub Pull Request #5322
GitHub Pull Request #5399