This is a honest question. I am no hater nor I intend to disrespect the group or the fans.
Kpop scene changes really quick. Groups can go from heaven to hell in one year, others from nothing to everything with one song, and so on. This, together with new groups popping out every now and then makes kpop extremely unstable for groups and companies.
Red Velvet is in an odd position right now. From the beginning of third generation it was more or less consensus the big three was Twice, Blackpink and Red Velvet. But now Twice and Blackpink are so far away from everyone else they are playing in their own league. RV didn't advance so much.
Plus there is the emergence of monster rookies Itzy, Iz One and Everglow. Itzy's debut was a massive success, Iz One is doing extremely well in Korea (already selling more than RV) and Everglow is catching international attention.
Where does Red Velvet stand in this situation? They are not suited to Twice and Blackpink level anymore. But they are also not playing the rookie league. Their latest comeback was only mildly successful, and is term of sales they were never the strongest (and the rookies are catching up, as I said).
Is SM gonna give RV the necessary for them to stand with the big ones? Twice and Blackpink are bigger every comeback, the rookies are coming fast and strong. The competition is fierce. If SM does nothing, RV might not be able to hold their own status.
Anyway, I do hope RV stand big. I think they are really talented and some of their song are my favorites. I still think RV, Twice and BP are the holly trinity, but I don't deny it's getting harder for RV to keep their game.
Ps: sorry for grammar errors. Not my first language.