Lowcountry Low Roller
I actually think their primary audience is each other as it should be in D&D. Those of us on the outside are gravy.I don't think it's dismissive to call it what it is: A game for an audience broader than the table at which it is played. That absolutely necessitates that they do things that groups without the audience don't do because the priorities are different. Constraining choice in the manner he does definitely fits with the format.