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With perception, most DMs are more likely to feel comfortable describing what the PCs can see, hear, etc., and players with how their PCs interact with that. So you could cut back on perception checks and most tables wouldn't have much of an issue with that.Bold emphasis mine.
Same for Insight then, or not?
But in my experience many more DMs and players have trouble with, or are not as comfortable with, describing and role playing subtle social cues and interactions. If you greatly cut back on insight checks to encourage more role playing in the social pillar, I think many players would not like that.
Of course each person and group is different and all that. But that's what my intuition tells me based on anecdotal evidence. Can I make an insight check to see if I'm right?