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I don't recall being specifically asked to do this; however, that has always been my goal: to take the complex and make it simpler. As a senior developer, my primary job is to create code that can be maintained by others; not code that is the most efficient, nor the flashiest, nor bleeding edge. While those may occasionally be side effects, the PRIMARY goal is to generate maintainable code. Maintainable by people paid less than me, junior programmers who keep the simple systems running and modify as needed. If every system must be maintained by senior developers, the business will go bankrupt pretty quickly.

To your last point about "keeping developer skills up to par with the technologies the company uses", it appears the company has simply chosen to use technologies requiring less skills. I don't see a problem with that though usage of such technologies may make you prefer to find a different employer.
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