This occurred to me on the way home from work. I was thinking about Jillian's observation, about how the LH part is so boring... maybe that's, if you'll pardon the expression, a feature, rather than a bug. That is, the Alfred's authors are smart people, who know MUCH more about music than I do. (We're just going to start calling the Alfred's Authors "Alfred", it's just easier that way.) So Alfred decided (see?) to give one hand some boring work to do, while the other hand has to do fancy things like play 8th notes. This was, it lets us rookies feel like are playing actual hands-separate music. And, I reckon, we are, albeit very simple music.
Thoughts on this?