As long as i get to be the frog
Then let’s repeat. You want the DMG to be better and that examples are always better. Thus you want examples for everything!Well it would help if that wasn't literally what was being said.
We are straight-up being told "that's not what the book is for." As in, it would not be useful to add it to this book, because however useful examples might be, they don't belong in the book that claims to guide dungeon masters.
So yes. I completely believe that we are being told that examples are not useful. And while I don't think absolutely everything ever needs an example, I certainly think new DMs need such things, and that the book purporting to be the guide for dungeon masters should have lots and lots of them.
I think the DMG should actually live up to its name. Because that's kind of really REALLY important for getting more DMs, which are absolutely essential for growth in the hobby!
I can misconstrue what you are saying to be that. It’s just not useful because you really aren’t saying that. Just like I am really not saying that all examples are not useful, just that circumstances matter. Including 20 different examples of adjudicating a given situation isn’t going to make anything more clear. As an example: There’s a reason the math textbook typically gives multiple examples of the same process instead of examples of 20 different processes that yield 20 different answers.