Of course, my appeals can't change anything. That's the point. But a market need can drive a manufacturer to do something about it. What do you think the purpose of a pancake lens is for? (I wouldn't consider those "big") What is the purpose of this new Sigma body? Do you think Sigma and others will continue to innovate and make smaller bodies and smaller lenses for those bodies?What an ignorant comment.
Lenses optimized for a fullframe digital sensor are big, and your appeal to "population densities and cultural norms" can do nothing about it.
Should Fuji just keep a tradition medium format body size for their mirrorless versions?
That's not even the only purpose, to make smaller products, it's one of many purposes. If you want to slap a massive telephoto on this camera, cool. If you want to put it in a small pocket of your hiking bag and a few small lenses, cool. It's the versatility that is also attractive.
What exactly is your angle here? Is it to be ignorant and critical or do you have a purpose to your comments? Anything intelligent to contribute that isn't easily countered?