Most things today are about marketing and selling, not really about engineering.
Marketing and selling have always been part of engineering. Abject incompetence seems something recent. Imo. Or, most precisely, self congratulatory incompetence? These "kids" seem to derive some sort of sick pride in knowing NOthing. Imo. Grrrrrr.
My M. E. Dept head wore bibs. Loaded with calipers, slide rules, rules, pencils etc.. He routinely observed that REAL engineers get DIRTY! We shower before AND after work.
He conducted a 1hr credit intro 101 class first thing Mondays. For incoming freshmen. Typically first day, he tell a story....
... a preacher, a drunkard and an engineer were waiting turns at a guillotine. Asked if prefered face up, or face down, the preacher proclaimed he want to go face up. Facing Our Lord! Laid him down. Pulled trigger. Blade halted mid way.. Considered a miracle, the preacher was freed to live.
The drunkard then figured it worked for the preacher... and chose face up. Likewise blade halted part way and drunkard was also set free to live.
Engineer seeing this chose likewise. Laid him down. Prepared to trip the trigger. Engineer points and says "i see your problem...". lol.
Sometimes timing matters. Lol..