Because to date TMW has chosen to not implement post-addressing expressions on results.
"WHY?" you'd have to ask TMW and it's unlikely they will discuss such internals design decisions/plans publicly.
You can write the expression on one line in MATLAB, too, just more explicitly...
result = mean(mean(abs(rand(10)-eye(10))));
result = mean(reshape(abs(rand(10)-eye(10))),:,1);