Quoted from CaptainNeo:
Stern hasn't been laying off anyone. They are making hardcore hefty profits
Yes, but my comments are not about what the current model is, but what the model was before and you suggesting they COULD still do... yet when they were doing that, the business was barely staying afloat. It wasn't sustainable, which is why Gary had to do massive cost cutting.. like laying people off and reducing BOMs.
And why no one else (who even started out with the practical pricing idea) isn't able to deliver LE/Premium level games at pro prices.
So its not just a choice, but one of practicality as well.