Efficiency biological filtration requires adequate flow of well oxygenated water (containing the majority of waste products) to the bacteria, if the flow of water is less than optimal the efficiency of the filter will be effectedWhy would the biofiltration not just deal with it? More surface area, more mature (i.e. less cleaned) and biofiltration (once mature) addresses all the same problems that mechanical solves.
Let's look at it differently, using my filter as a reference. I currently clean my pre-filter once a week, and it's reasonably 'dirty' in the sense that wringing it out produces a lot of dark water and a few pieces of waste. My 6-month check of my uncleaned bio-filtration (HEL-X13 and 20/30PPI foam in the main unit looked like the media was brand new. Why do we think that removing/reducing the pre-filter means that biomedia is not going to handle the load and furthermore result in clogging?
The vast majority of solid waste from the aquarium inhabitants will usually come to rest on the substrate so will not enter the filter