but it is relevant to the OP.
the premise here is that a majority of players do not derive their enjoyment from finely tuned game balance. Therefore requiring near exact balance for casters and martials in combat is not required to deliver the games principal “product”….player enjoyment.
That's fine... but why is this inbalance always the same? Always favoring the same classes over and over again? Heck, if there are people that care about balance and people that don't... wouldn't it means pleasing MORE people to just work on the balance a little?