The niche of people that buy a Switch and games to rip them is almost certainly going to be a discerning bunch that doesn't buy random games because a eShop storefront put it in their face. If they want games, there's a good chance those games will be multi-platform. Guess where the person who wants to play his Switch games on a PC/Steamdeck is going to buy his multiplats.
The selection of Switch-only digital-only games isn't going to make a huge difference to anyone, and again it's whether or not the customers in question would want
them. If they're going out of their way to play the games on different hardware, what makes you think they're going to want games they can only play on the hardware? Your argument is about average customers, but this isn't about average customers. They're the type that posts on NeoGAF and don't look to Nintendo's in-shop advertising for game purchasing suggestions because they're a little more discerning than that. They walk into the shop knowing what they want, buy it, and leave.
What shortcuts? Shortcuts to better performing games held back by budget hardware?
You haven't explained why not buying Nintendo products is preferable to buying them just because you don't choose to fully immerse yourself in the Switch ecosystem. What if you don't connect the Switch to the internet and just play the games offline out of the box? Is that also doing a disservice to Nintendo? It's functionally identical to buying the console and games only to rip what you've bought, and I'd wager that it's actually a more common occurrence.
I'll say it again: you don't owe Nintendo shit. No one does. They make a fuckton of money as it is with their pricing, so the spiel about how customers are screwing them out of extra profit is backwards.
you beat me to the same argument