On the gradual scaling back of decision points in Choose Your Own Adventure books:

“When a world of new possibilities has just opened, it’s hard to find the
will for restraint. But, in time, people scale back the more gratuitous
uses of this sort of glitz, moving from what’s possible to what best suits the material.“

One Book, Many Readings (the evolution of Choose Your Own Adventure)

(via Daring Fireball)