The combined expenditure of all the mountains of Wii U ports though could've expedited development of new titles.
I didn't single you out, I was referring to the fact that, as human beings, most consumers are idiots (as most people in general are idiots) and likely don't even realize they're being ripped off. The company exploits their ignorance.
The combined expenditure of the 4 (4 ports in 2 years is a mountain?) internally developed Wii U ports would lead to one small-medium game at best. But even so, that's not how it works because each of these late ports were developed by a different team so you have to look at it from a team to team basis. All of the teams (except Retro) who have released a Wii U port on Switch have also released a brand new title as well. Best case scenario each new game may have released slightly earlier or had slightly more content.
I know you didnt single me out, I'm explaining to you that there are legitimate reasons why someone would be more than willing to pay full price for a late port. Wanting to replay a game you really like but no longer own or wanting to try a game from a system you never owned are completely valid reasons for buying late ports and they dont make you an idiot or ignorant or ripped off.
When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.