Well, I came here for the site name (given my love of SRPGs) but I stayed because I liked a site that reviewed serious apps (read: not freemium junk, lame Minecraft cash-ins, repetitive creature 'simulators' or grindy garbage, among others), tactical or not. After finding this site in early '16, your Best Of year-end lists that covered a variety of genres helped me fill in a lot of gaps in my collection. Indeed, a lot of the stuff that falls into PT's professed wheelhouse does not much appeal to me. I'm a lot more likely to drop money on a Death Road to Canada than Pike and Shot, for instance. I cannot speak for anyone else, but my ideal site would be one that covers select titles from a wider genre base, especially since there's already other sites in this 'family' that more specifically cater to strategy (and which, to be honest, I summarily ignore in favor of PT). If that's not here, I will have to keep looking for my primary source of app info and reviews, though I still intend to read PT at least occasionally no matter what. And I will go against the grain and say I do like how you dropped coverage for free games. It's true some are worthwhile out there, but we all know full well most freemium titles aren't worth the time. With limited review space on the site, better to use them winnowing down the premium games to help buyers determine which ones are worth the investment.
Of course, it's also true that none of us regular readers sees behind the curtain to which articles get the most or least hits, what features or authors fare better than others. I think you made the right call not keeping on with more of the same if you felt that things weren't working as is. And if I find the new direction a touch less appealing, doesn't mean the silent majority may not think differently.