ems are restaurant c…on placement and colors, but lose the delightful variability that emerges from opinionated experts. Design systems are restaurant chains, but expert designers are chefs. I imagine world-renowned chef René Redzepi doesn’t ever want to work at Applebee’s and the world is probably much better off that way.
I believe that microwaves have helped the average person make a decent meal without teaching them to cook; design systems can do the same for untrained designers. But for those who take seriously the profession of design and desire to become a master craftsperson, design systems are your kryptonite.