Then go play turn based games...
There is a reason why every popular eSport (or even every actual sport) focuses heavily on mechanics.
A competitive game where only strategy maters (like chess) is boring to watch and to play in my opinion.
Why would I play turn based games when I'm interested in RTS games?
I would also argue that most people lack imagination. We all like StarCraft, WarCraft and Command and Conquer so most people just want better versions of those games. In reality, the genre died for a reason. If you don't understand why it died, then you're setting yourself up for failure.
Choices will always make for the most entertaining moments. Drama thrives on choice, not mechanical skill.
Chess is turn based btw.