Level Up & OSR Enthusiast
Maybe they care less about commitment and more about people just buying the books and all the bling they're trying to sell. If they move on after giving them money, they still got the money.A simplified game will bring more players in, but they are likely to lose interest more quickly and leave.
People will get bored of wading in the shallow water.
A certain level of complexity is needed to generate a certain level of commitment (and retention). Where that line is dawn is up for debate.