This is kinda nonsensical given the fact that they aren’t abandoning 5e, the revised core books are neither aimless nor a remix, just an update or revision.
Yeah, to clarify I really meant more that WotC will eventually diverge more from 5e in a subsequent edition whereas 5e probably has a long life after they do it. OneD&D is still on track to be a 5e clone. My thinking was that after OneD&D proves anemic in sales due to what I foresee as it's general lack of a selling point beyond inevitability, 6e or 7e or whatever will eventually come and be a more substantial departure. I'll confess I absolutely did not make that clear. In part because it was irrelevant to my main point, which was not that OneD&D is or is not a 5e product, but rather that, to me, it is just another 5e brand and not one I'm enthusiastic about.
As for my "aimless remix" editorializing, that I'll stand by. But to add more nuance, I think it is "aimless" by dint not of there being no intended purpose, but of there being too many cooks in the kitchen working at cross purposes, once you factor in both a substantial design team and a whole corporate aparatus of legal departments, and marketing departments, and ect. departments having their say. If you try to aim in multiple directions at once, you'll find you're not aiming.