I find the case of Notion tables interesting.
Notion developed data-based tables (databases) before they implemented simple tables.
"Neatly organize your content in simple tables when you don't need all the bells and whistles of a database."
But users, me included, wanted a simple table to organize and display plain-text data.
They built the hard thing first, where every item on the table would be a separate page and database element, and the easy thing later.