Again I repeat, GOG do not have the money to do that
, nor any other new project (GOG Proton, GOG Deck, etc). Unlike Steam, GOG actually support the games they sell, so they'd have to support every pre-packaged modded version too in addition to the original that many would want. That's the very definition of over-complication.
CDPR released a massive multi million seller game last year that has provided them a huge amount of money. They absolutely have the option to invest that in GoG if they want to and they can absolutely fund a mod workshop program if that's a priority. They have two options here, either invest in new innovations that will attract more customers, or downsize and slim down operations to reduce costs. If you don't want them to do the latter, then GoG needs to innovate.
And you're twisting my words here, I said that they can provide a premium service to customers by providing high quality releases and a mod workshop which has already shown great success on Steam. But catering to a niche market of old games.
No they won't in practise though. Many of the "No Steam, No Buy" crowd didn't buy elsewhere pre-Steam Workshop when mods were on equal footing, and most people have figured out that despite claims "they would buy elsewhere if only (insert excuse x)"
, when it comes to the crunch they don't regardless of marketing. What drives many of the "No Steam No Buy" crowd isn't convenience at all, it's pure habituation. They own most games there -> they want to buy everything else there. You could make GOG the easiest site in the world, but "it's not Steam and I want all my games in one place there and Steam comes first".
That absolutely is tribalism (often self admittedly so) and is by far the biggest issue every smaller store faces that's repeatedly seen to trump everything else. All GOG can really do is focus on its niche (older games + DRM-Free). Trying to copy the trashy side of Steam's platform lock-in for mods isn't going to do a thing for sales figures.
You are essentially complaining other people are liking Steam's features so much that they're putting other websites out of business. That's sad for those other business but good for Steam because it's driving commitment and attachment from users. If GoG adds additional features that are well liked by customers it will also drive commitment and attachment at the expense of others companies that provide similar services, but it will make GoG a sustainable business. And that is exactly what GoG isn't right now, they're not sustainable.
And saying everyone is "No Steam No Buy" and giving up is just stupid, if every company would give up immediately in the face of competition we would have monopoly's everywhere. And Steam isn't even playing it that hard, they're not forcing themselves like Intel and Microsoft did in the 90's.
You are kinda lost if you think STEAM is not being far more competitive than any other Store. IMHO
Besides that, I rather prefer some games on STEAM, and some others here, STEAM is a good DRM/Broseer or launcher, whatever you want to call it. The rest of the launchers aren´t:
So I am sorry but for many years, my top two were GOG and STEAM for very different reasons, and I own many games on both, probably 50% / 50% if we don´t count the games that been released on STEAM before GOG opened business for the first time.
I don´t care about the EPIC Store, I don´t care about Origin, I don´t care about Uplay, I don´t care about BattleNet... etc etc