Perhaps its because modding support will be more feature complete for that release. You know, unique ship styles and all that.
I suspect there's some, uh... what's the word for it, new car smell or trendy appeal to workshop too, because its widely known. People are kind of like sheep like that at times, especially the young impressionable.
Thanksfor responding. I guess maybe I'm in the minority, but I've never had any success using the Mod Workshop as a source for mods, granted I've only tried for EU4, CK2, FO3, FO:NV, and Skyrim. As a matter of fact my experience has been, not only are other sites more helpful and easier to use, but MW was actually overly difficult to work with.