Computer access has become impossibly sllooowwww
I have an "older" computer, one that's neither as fast nor has as much memory as the latest and greatest. (But it's paid for:-) I have a broadband connection, which provides a pretty snappy display of lightweight sites.
I thought the days of the "World Wide Wait" were long past ...but maybe not.
(It's been my experience that the software life arc passes the "done" stage at some point, after which it continues to become slightly more robust and slightly more feature rich, but at the cost of much higher compute power needs. Has Drupal perhaps passed this point of diminishing returns?)