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WotC's business model is selling unopened product. Giving people what they want DOES that. You're mistaking "WotC's business model" with "the secondary market." Continuing to produce high-quality, high-value sets like the original Modern Masters and the 2017 version would enhance their business model, not disrupt it.
And here i thought their buisiness model was selling unopened prduct again and again. And again. If that premise is wrong, then it might not disrupt their model. If it is right, then giving people all the reprints once, leaving lots of them with no need to buy further might actually disrupt the "again and again" part.
That's nonsense. It implies that nobody will ever buy anything once they have their Modern deck. There are a lot of people who want to play Modern (and Commander, and Legacy, and Vintage) that just don't have the cards. But if you start being generous with the reprints, they'll get into those formats and while they might have the reprinted cards, there will inevitably be OTHER cards they need. Which get reprinted later, creating a rolling demand for more product as the price barrier comes down.