Did they advocate any other changes, or just a straight “Hey, let’s all go play SSF?”
'Cause if they did the latter, it’s no secret why it failed miserably. SSF mode does suck - it has no compensation for the loss of trading.
I don’t see why not. The vast majority of PoE players play solo anyway. All you would have needed to do was give players a way to get the items they want without trade.
Neither would I, if you did the stupid thing and just yanked trading away and put nothing in its place. But none of us think you should do that, so… I’m not sure why you continue to advance that position as if it has some sort of merit.
If multiplayer had any place in it I might agree.