It’s for Support reasons. Canonical doesn’t have enough people to support everything. For Canonical to commit to supporting One More Thing, some paperwork is required. (And a Security evaluation is just one part of that paperwork.)
Did you two post on the wrong topic maybe? While it seems like an interesting discussion, this does not seem to add to the minimal hardware recommendations discussion (unless I’m missing something).
I swear that I posted in the Wayland thread. Strange.
It should have been there: https://community.ubuntu.com/t/wayland-for-19-10/10983/29
EDIT: moved the posts over there. And sorry.