What I'm saying is the New 3ds may have sent Nintendo the message that doing the same for the Switch may not be worth it if hardly any developers will take advantage.
Yeah, this is the reality of the situation, as "N" barely uses the tech/gimmicks they invent, so the chances of anyone else using it is slim and none(and slim never even entered the building). Offering a "New" type NS is the best I think anyone can hope for, as it would just take the place of the current model, and offer smoother play and maybe a better screen w/cosmetic improvements at the same price of $300. Offering something along the lines of some upgrade, at $400+ that doesn't even meet current PS4/ONE offerings is a waste of R&D.
I do see a mini probably offering a better processor and possible screen at a lower starting price, so offering slight upgrades for the main "Switch" at some point makes sense. It just doesn't make sense for more than the standard current asking price, especially with cheaper equivalents in the market from others.