I immediately listened to The Meters when I read this last night.Personally, I don't care much for overly simple music.
Let’s not forget that simple and easy mean two different things. A ‘Simple’ groove doesn’t mean it’s easy to play and that you will have the right feel for it. "Overly simple" might mean something different..??
A great quote:
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leanardo da Vinci
A great video from a Justin Faulkner clinic that provides valuable reasons for not overplaying: