That's what distinguished the "real" designers from your average Wordpress hacker doing stuff at a discount on his spare time. My customer was far more expensive than your typical Wordpress shop, but they showed advanced care in the human interaction portion of their design, rather than just make it "look good".
In the 70s, programmers scheduled time to access the mainframe to work and debug, so they did as much as possible when offline. Programming was much more manual and laborious. The advent of visual IDEs that do so much hand-holding have resulted in some pretty awful products making it to market. Mashing the Run button and getting the appearance of success seems to be enough for some people. I am not a programmer, but I have worked in a number of development shops, and I recognize what you are describing as "Wordpress hackers" as the web UI version of the same thing.
And on an unrelated note, a COVID notice from Mr. Munroe: