Problem is, if all your friends decide to stay on the bus, then what?
You're standing there on the roadside right where you want to be, by yourself, as the bus pulls away with your friends still aboard. That's the problem many face every time there's a major update or edition change, and the only perfect solution is to never again change editions.
I don't think WotC is going to go that route, somehow.
I don't even think that's a perfect solution; its always possible a group will end up getting on an entirely different bus. Many decades ago, we had one player who was really grumpy when our group largely en-masse moved from D&D to RuneQuest, but he just had to go off and find another D&D group because we were all pretty firm about it. So you not only have to never have a new edition, you have to have a group that never loses interest in the system you're playing in general.