The complaint about lazyness are because one of GameFreak's main objective has always been to keep a minimal staff.idk why anyone is calling gamefreak lazy or greedy. The cutting of the pokedex is obviously a very calculated product decision; they're not going to just remove 400 pokemon for no reason. They want to bring as valuable a product to market that is still going to meet their business goals. They have limited resources to spend on development and have to pick the most important features to ship. That's also not to say that more pokemon is always a good thing -- are all 800+ pokemon meaningfully differentiated? Do a significant portion of users derive value from having that many pokemon compared to the cost of their inclusion? What are the implication on long term maintenance? etc. It's not so black and white.
And if instead, you are telling me that they are just cranking out some junk product that people will eat up anyway, then that's just the buyers that are being chumps. Pokemon is a business, but they are clearly not a stupid business.
Their refusal to either hire more people or outsource part of the work is ending up only costing product quality at realistically no gain while risking negative reviews and player anger.
Not that the anger of smogoners or elites matters anything considering casual players (which remember, are the vast majority) will buy it anyway but that's why people call GF "lazy".
GF has been a huge WinnersCurse victim, as the fact their games will sell anyway no matter how bad they are makes them think that their design choices have always been successful.
Little do they know, that the only reason is because Pokemon games have no valid competitors for their niche/genre, and they are basically carried by the rest of the franchise's merchandise.