Exactly!This has been hashed to death on here with diffrent opinions. In my opinion they are suppose to be that way and keep pressure on the main spring when your jumping or when all the tension is off the spring. Jack it up off the ground and im pretty sure they will open up.
I saw an offroad truck yesterday, and the spring setup, while being different, had the same component for droop set in the springs. If the top spring looked like the bottom spring, when you jump there would be slack between your spring and the stop. By having the top spring compressed, it takes up that slack. The way the guy explained it to me is that at ride position your suspension is about in the middle of its travel. Because of that you are going to have a spring compressed somewhere, otherwise you wouldn't get your droop when going through deep whoops and over jumps. And he said that is just as important to a good ride as your upward travel. He said a bunch of technical stuff too, but this is how he explained it when I said I had no idea what he was talking about!!