Moore seems to have his idealized blinders on, or he is caught up in 'I'm a big name in games, so I get to tell people what the future is.'
The idea behind Free to Play is quite simple, and quite elegant. But, let us make a comparison here. In the city of Wallahallamallamaloowahoo, one can borrow a car from the city, for free. Excellent for things like driving to the local IKEA store, and bringing those flat-packs home, since it's a bit hard to put'em in your pocket.
Now, this car is a fairly cheap, low-end Whatever, with the least possible amounts of luxuries and extras. No heated seats, or electrical windows, or even a stereo. It is NOT a Rolls Royce, or an Aston Martin, not that the flat-packs would fit in the Aston.
Same thing here. A free-to-play game is NOT something that would pay homage to, and be a fitting successor to, a top-rated game with a pedigree like Command & Conquer. It would, at best, be a cheap replica kit car, bought at the car dealers in the scruffy part of town. It may LOOK, somewhat, like a Rolls...but underneath it all will be the engine out of a Yugo, and the suspension from a 15th century donkey cart.
Your choice...would you prefer to pay for, and get, one of the most luxurious cars in the world, and remember, in this situation, you CAN afford it, or would you prefer a Whatever with a cheap set of fibre-glass panels attached with wood screws?