partial tangent but not really , eh you know my drill
It's kinda like a kardashev scale.
0 = bee , take this nectar back to queen she'll be there
1 = humans , no magic infer things into the future
2 = Divinations
3 = Deities and similar handing you the Divinations
4 = AO
5 = Pun-pun
(6 = marvel Beyonders + The writers)
Pun-pun could always rewind any Facts he wants too + scrub them out.
So anyway, if 3e was say a 3.1 -ish level, maybe wotc
wants to dial it down a little, but not as far down as 4e.