Not sure if the statistic is believable. But my opinion is: 1, the economy is fully opened, there is really no urgency on having a website up and keep running it, go out meet your clients. This is the least worry though. 2, too many WYSIWYG services available, WordPress has not done good job on Gutenberg editor yet. 3, pricing is too high in wordpress.com (without a WYSIWYG editor to that) for beginner.