Motivation is a tricky thing to unravel in the best of circumstances. I think that many (most?) big decisions are made first in the heart, then justified in the mind. Our perceptions of the evidence for or against a course of action are coloured by the choice we are secretly rooting for.
There should be a third option that is Epic's concern for its clients' interests.
I attend the Carrot every week. This is Epics government regulation webinar. There are aspects of the rules that Sasha,feels would be hard to program.