The point is that many of the tools you’re referring to (e.g. the “State of JS” survey) aren’t actually necessary or useful to the people who are being told that they are. They are often even destructive, training an organization to believe that what they are doing is not unique. Quarantining engineers who believe they can optimize your specific software/algorithm/business need with some vague diagnosis like “NIH Syndrome” is a bad idea.
Better engineers avoid those tools until they know they need them.