It just mean that they regarded other things more important. Life is made of choice and they clearly put theirs.
I haven't played a lot of games on Genesis and SNES because I couldn't buy them, some I was able to rent or play at friends house. I don't fret over that since entertainment isn't a right.
Highlighted where I'm actually making a point because I'm struggling to grasp the worth of yours. Of course life is made of choices, of course there are things more important than video games. Lets charge $200 for massive AAA games like GTA and dismiss the increased cost by the fact that if you really want it you will make the choice to pay for it. No one should fret, entertainment isn't a right...
There whole point is that exclusion is unnecessary. The gain is what? A boost from 900p-1080p on your platform of choice? Your eyes will stop caring after 5mins anyway. Games are meant to be fun, they are meant to be experienced. Unless it really compromises the creators vision, lets reduce the barriers to entry.