At what point does WotC have to continually hold the hand of every player who can't be bothered to read the rules, who then get into arguments with their DM because the DM is daring to include rules from the DMG in a game that they specifically are running?I wonder if a few more sentences in the PHB about there being a bunch of optional rules the DM might pick for a given campaign would help with this part of the social interaction. (Apparently, for example, the wording around common and uncommon races in the PHB isn't "enough" for implying one shouldn't make and have their heart set on a character before even hearing the potential DMs pitch, for example. And of course, the potential DM shouldn't expect the current group of players to buy their pitch this time around.)
Heck... I've seen posts here in all these threads with players making comments about these new rules they don't think work or make sense... only for someone to point out "Uh... this gets mentioned and referenced here." Even here people can't be bothered to read the rules! So why should WotC waste time, space, energy, and money adding more and more redundant mentions of rules all over the place just trying to baby-proof them for those people? If you can't be bothered to read the rules... then too bad when the DM "springs" something on you. That ain't the DM's problem, and it certainly isn't WotC's problem.