Then again perhaps I have never talked to any of my players before, and this topic has never come up before.
So, dude... I know you have an image to maintain, but the snark isn't constructive.
Instead, you could have said, "Well, Umbran, I did ask my group if they thought simply making magic less common among the PCs would make that magic more interesting, and they said yes. And here's why they think that..."
Which would have given us some insight into your players, so we could help serve them better.