While I've contributed to this sub in the past (1, 2, 3, 4 to list a few), I can't say I will continue to contribute if Rules 2/3 are removed.
I really, really dislike the current direction of the sub, which seems to prioritize one-off users that will never return to contribute over the regular, experienced users the contribute OC and interesting content.
The numbers speak for themselves. We have a near-10:1 ratio of purchase advice to interesting posts now. You can't just scroll for pages anymore and come across interesting content like before. To add to the insult, most purchase advice posts are low-effort, questions that have been asked time and time before.
To be frank - not that anyone asked - I think it was a rather childish decision to test this change in the first place. As a mod of a community with a small regular userbase, I think it is the fundamental duty of a mod to protect said community against outside influence, regardless of what people outside of your core community will think of you. That's absolutely not what you guys did, and I can't say I'm not disappointed.