I do agree that the creative aspect of design is being glorified to an unhealthy degree, but we do both need the craft-y and the think-y disciplines of design working together, if we want lasting, worthwhile products. There’s more to design that pixel pushing and coding. Picking a fight over what a “real” designer is, is not going to push anything forward.
I really fucking want products that make sense and have value. And most often, that requires stepping the fuck away from your computer, pulling out your fucking post-its, and analyzing the the fucking problems and goals you’ve been hired to design for.
It’s not about being a magical inspired creative. It’s about critical thinking.
Design needs a whole lot more of that.