I honestly don't know. I here see the typical situation of
-"I like burgers"
-"WHY DO YOU HATE PIZZA!"
I merely stated that 1.6-3.65 range one anon posted is not that bad and I can totally see that it might be enough for someone, somewhere. It is not far off from what I was riding when I was 23-ish.
Historically speaking this is about the range you would get on a road bike and people did ride the same stuff as they do now.
It is not to say that the current crop of 11-32 cassettes on road bikes are not _objectively_ better. They are. They might be excessive, sure, but excess is not necessarily a bad thing.
This is 4chan, so there is bound to be someone who disagrees on something on the basis of principle. There also is that one Anon who just hates my guts, for whatever reason.