For Chinese Buddhism, Pureland practice is pretty much for anyone and everyone. Case in point, the most common line you'll ever hear around a Chinese monastery or temple is simply "Amitofo!" with palms joined together, which is used as a greeting, thanks, agreement, or pretty much anything else for that matter! It is a bottom line practice that is found almost everywhere, and almost all Chinese Buddhists have practiced it in some form or another.
It is kind of impossible for Buddhism to ever be "completely monastic". Just think about the dynamics for a bit, and it is kind of obvious. But, as I say, in order to establish one's own group, one tends to have to point out some sort of fault in other groups. Faults there are, but by establishing oneself in a dialectical opposition to some other form, one spins oneself off into one extreme or another.
The Buddhist lay and monastic lifestyle work well together. To take one at the expense of the other does not bode well for the health of the Dharma.