Admittedly TES/F4 are less "broader audience" and more "Bethesda are lazy hacks who want to spend minimum time and money on development, and good quests, thought out game mechanics and dungeons, and balanced combat take way more than minimum time and money".
Catching more idiots by making the game shallower but wider is but a side effect of that.
Wonder if there are such people in comments for Gothic/Risen, considering theme of the games. @EverfreeEmergencies
And to make the joke even funnier, ardent shitting on everyone in sight has always
accomplished the opposite of the stated intent. For example, Russian people are less homophobic on average than a decade ago not because of any action by the gays — if anything, that slowed it down — but because of obnoxious pseudo-"patriot" propagandists using their homophobia as a selling point; people don't want to be associated with those, so they hate the gays less.