Allright, here is my point in a nutshell. I hate being overly dramatic but who cares: SotA is a niche game. SotA has to stay a niche game or it will die. If SotA get's streamlined too much it will have to compete against a dozen of AAA titles that perfected streamlining and catering to the instant reward, constant reward mob. Improve the core systems, improve the RPG aspect, hell, improve tradeing because there is still a lot to improve. But if SotA switches away from it's exotic systems for streamlining it will be game over. More UO, more Ultima, more EvE! and less WoW and Swtor.