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It's because they don't want to waste their investment
The people who say that are probably over 50 and came up in a completely different publishing world. It's not the way it once was, when you are starting out you don't have this established short-fiction market, or your Ivy League MFA connections, etc. They don't like it? Finem, fuck 'em.
Honestly, I'd rather see people trying to do it the old way. Publishing is shrinking, and I don't need any additional competition fighting for the customer's doller.