And ohh, earlier I forgot to add that...
First comes the reduce functionality, feature removals, or extra steps...
Then comes the army of trolls, apologists, paid/unpaid/ideological shills, or just folks that have nothing better to do with their lives... defending, and treating their master / project leader / project team / corporations as the supreme, almighty, all-knowing, at any cost... without even being able to grasp what's being discussed or debated.
When I said "it's worldwide trend" in my previous comment, I was referring to the general trend in IT industry.
Here are just 2 examples: Firefox, and Android.
Visit any of the following forums (there would be countless many other places, I just happens to visit these), and go through the threads from immediately after release of major versions of past few years.
For Firefox desktop and Firefox for Android:
AskUbuntu (questions looking for workarounds right after major Firefox releases)
Now if the Firefox leader/team were all-knowing, why the market share is 3.36% ?
The single most common argument that is being floated around by apologists, "it doesn't come preinstalled like other major browsers" (except Linux distros)... conveniently not looking at the direction Firefox has taken in recent years, and conveniently forgetting that once that share was like 35+ percent or so.
Another most common argument from apologists... "ohh to reduce/maintain code base" (Again, not just about Firefox but IT in general).
My take: if the only way, someone could reduce/maintain code base is by removing features/usability or adding extra steps... they shouldn't be in the business of writing code at all.
Here's an ultimate GitHub repo for all those who just want to reduce code, no matter what:
Excerpts from the repo:
No code is the best way to write secure and reliable applications.
Write nothing; deploy nowhere.
Start by not writing any code.
This is just an example application, but imagine it doing anything you want.
Adding new features is easy too:
The possibilities are endless.
Android subreddit (and other related subreddits): for Google removing features, or adding extra steps for the same tasks... or, Google being hostile to open source community, now that Android has captured 80+ percent market share.
I think, it's well known that Google has stopped developing or have generally neglected first-party open source Android apps for a long time, once Android captured the market share.
But still there are plenty of paid/unpaid shills defending $1.63 trillion corporation.
Lastly, very small example: Ubuntu removing Netboot mini ISO (around 75 MB).
For a truly clean installation (where things do not get dumped onto SSD/hard drive first, and then removed, during the installation), it was a great option.
A thread on Netboot mini ISO revival by @Norbert_X at Ubuntu Discourse:
Again, my observations and my 2¢.