*Membership spots not really limited!
No, it's not the main issue, but the media are acting like it is.
Some of the media is, though most updated their stories, and it's widely known that wasn't the issue.
However, DC is focusing on that because it provides a convenient straw man argument they can easily counter, distracting from the real issue of editorial mismanagement and creator exodus.
You're contributing to that obfuscation.