Thank you for articulating this point of friction so well.
Anyone who responded negatively to this article is just insecure about their own profession. A sensible designer knows very well that logo/branding design goes way deeper than this. Would an article like this affect their career or client base negatively? I highly doubt it. If anything, this article is helping to filter out all the bad clients who…
As a developer i can understand why some designers are a little pissed because of your article.
I also want all of my clients to buy the big node/react/whatsoever 100k solution but in most cases a quick html/css hack will suite the needs of my client just fine.