Well, here's the thing. Every book made costs White Wolf money to make. Every physical copy printed costs White Wolf money to print, and the larger the batch the cheaper the per unit cost (you'd be shocked to see how much of a difference this can make). So it's kind of a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" type situation. Sometimes White Wolf will have to change practices that lose the total number of customers if the current practice doesn't have enough customers to be profitable.
The PDF issue is more straight forward, but how would you recommend producing something that the nWoD fans and the oWoD fans will both like? It's pretty clear that the oWoD fans that are not nWoD fans aren't going to buy enough books to produce something aimed at them alone.