A very astute observation. And I agree. Although I suppose it could be countered that we put the same amount of time and effort, and suffered the same learning curve regarding consoles, tape machines, wiring and routing, at one time in our early years as well, in an effort to learn the craft.
Very few of us came out of the womb knowing how to align and bias a tape deck. Well, maybe Boswell did... Yeah, I'm sure Bos is one of the exceptions.
i have put the same amount and effort into learning computers and i still don't know wtf i am doing with them. tape machines and consoles are primarily mechanical in nature and for me a lot of it is just common sense / logic, where with computer you have to understand coding or something, which for some reason i have trouble grasping.
mechanics and music seem to have more in common than computer geeking and music. of course then you get the Craig Anderton types who seem to get the computer side of it and who can play a bit but really don't have much soul when it comes to the music side, at least imo.
of course there were a lot of musicians who didn't get the whole tape machines and consoles approach either.