I think you might have boiled down my past year’s worth of articles to a single paragraph, Christopher. The trends you speak of tend to be a pet peeve of mine. I like models, but bristle when they are used as templates in a rigid fashion. The idea of “making stuff” is where this article was going. This is where we become more of a factory than an organization of thinking people. That might an overly simplistic summation, but not entirely inaccurate.
Thanks for taking the time to add your comments to the thread here, Christopher!