The rules used to be simple, but they keep adding more. Yes, options can be good, but that's not simpler.
Like back a very long time ago. The first set were in 1744, only 13 Rules.
“Most outdoor games—baseball, football,hockey,tennis,for example—are conducted on well defined playing fields, on which the conditions are pretty much duplicated whoever that sport is played. “
Further on—Otherwise it is difficult to imagine the tremendous variety of conditions, objects and circumstances with which the Rules must cope in their worldwide application to the game of golf.”
Quotes from THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND The Rules of Golf Richard S. Tufts As updated by William J Williams, Jr On the Basis of The Rules of Golf (2008-11)
Of course this little book is now outdated.
Maybe someone will do something in the future preserving in a way the great contribution originally made by Richard S. Tufts.
The R & A and USGA have done a tremendous job of simplifying both the Rules and Language effective 2019.
The Rules are not simple however it is not difficult to appreciate why.