I don't think I was insulting anyone, that certainly wasn't my intent. I merely stated what kind of rules I prefer.
My "Any idiot can make up a rule" statement came from a game design group where we sat around with a fairly decent system, but then everyone piled on a rule for this and a rule for that, we went from 36 pages of rules to 188 pages! Each rule, in isolation, was fine, but in the end the game became unplayable IMHO, and I bowed out. The game company went belly up and a few determined folks made a stab at a streamlined (but not really) system, that still struggles along.
I'm not going to give out any names because these guys are still friends and I wish them all the best. I even back all their KS expansions. I just don't involve myself beyond that.
I did not mean to bad mouth anyone specifically, rather a general philosophy of game design that I don't care for.
TOR hits all the right buttons for me!