Hardly lazy nonsense.
St Mirren have an average attendance of around 4500
Morton just shy of 2000
Thats 6000 say for one club, halving the expenses - selling off the land at Cappielow and thus going into a healthy financial state as St Mirren still operate in the black.
Thats just one area, you then look at the other regions and could suggest the same for quite a few regions.
Lowering the amount of clubs, and leagues. Creating a tighter pack with hopefully less of a spread of income from TV rights etc means ideally more income for said new entity which allows them to be more competitive.
Thats not how it works.
St Mirren fans and Morton fans hate each other. The idea that you'd suddenly get the combined support of St Mirren and Morton turning up for Paisley/Inverclyde Bastardised FC is absolute nonsense based on a contemptable arrogance that fans of lower league or provincial clubs can't possibly love them the same way that you love Rangers.
It's a complete non starter. Reality is that those 6500 fans would walk away from the game for the most part. A few hundred would follow their local West of Scotland League side, but most would simply give up on football.
Lower league clubs get a pittance in prize money. The financial boost to a merged team would be minimal.