Please take into consideration that a lot of enterprise users (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) may be using the classic shell… and with toolbox now having RHEL and CentOS support, some developer workstations may be Fedora-based to have fasting moving parts for some end-user software.
For example, on Fedora, you can do:
toolbox create rhel83 -r 8.3 -d rhel
…and have a toolbox container based on the RHEL 8.3 UBI
While Fedora != Enterprise Linux, it’s probably a good idea to not have them diverge over 120 Kb of optional toggles, from an IT support point of view.
(Disclaimer: I don’t know if any organization is using Fedora as workstations along with with RHEL/CentOS as servers or workstations. It’s all hypothetical. But I have seen some blog posts where they achieved something similar because of interest in things like this, even before official RHEL UBI support landed in toolbox.)
Anyway, just saying popularity isn’t everything, and there may be a case for keeping the tiny files around on the base repo.