While I can definitely understand the appeal that a dedicated Nintendo console on par with Xbox/PS has for a lot of us, I don't think it would make much sense for Nintendo; the whole point of the Switch has to unify their production pipeline and console/handheld divisions into a singular piece of hardware. To now make a separate console on par with Series S would require a ton of R&D, and undo that unification, meaning less games and the same droughts that crippled Wii U.
I think it became unified because portable hardware became faster relative to home hardware. Even if they had a Series S device, you can still consciously choose to unify your software platform, since it takes 18 times more GPU performance to get from 720p/30 to 4k/60, there is still much to offer people in terms of upgraded Switch visuals while still having a base Switch game.
What you said earlier about your "experience matters" is so true. For example I paid a fortune for Virtual console titles on Wii U. Still use it all the time. Not only did my purchases not carry forward, I can't even buy most of them for Switch. Zelda: Minish Cap!!!
Meanwhile my Xbox / 360 / One / and Series X purchases are all shared...Last edited by Alistair - on 11 March 2021