My point, which I'll keep brief so you might read it, is that the LibreOffice long tail is a fiction. For example, earlier in this thread it was said that there were "only" 18 active committers on OpenOffice.
But if we look at the top 18 active committers on LibreOffice we see that they combined do over 80% of the commits. So the vaunted "long tail" is actually very, very thin.
And guess what, this core 80% of LO are almost all corporate-sponsored developers. And many of them have the same tired career path and the same corporate direction same questionable motivations that you accuse us of. So your disdain is a bit stronger than your logic here.