Hey Ran, I totally agree with you man.
Sometimes people feel that because they wrote a book or because they become some sort of icon in their industry, they can just say whatever without much thought put into it and lacking proper arguments.
In many industries, you can be a self-taught or just a guy who learns from experience without the need of formally getting a degree/license.
Comparing designers with doctors is a complete fallacy.
Many self-taughts are great designers ( I plan to become one myself :P ) and many self-taughts suck. Just like many licensed designers are great and many other suck.
A license doesn't say much really... These days, at least from my experience and from the large amounts of people I know, people go to college simply because it's the thing to do. Many don't even know what they want, but still go and study something, get a passing mark and that's it... It's sad and very true. Others even wonder from one career to another, with no real interest whatsoever.
Being a self-taught is super tough, maybe even more than most schools/universities.
Anyways... I bet that any point of view you come up with is valid depending on which side of the table you are on.
Be well my friend, greetings from Argentina!
Just a very unrelated question, but who do you design-youtubers get your way of talking from? Devtips, Mackenzie Child and you all share the exact same facial expressions and way of talking. Like, exactly the same. Where does it come from?
I completely agree with you. Comparing designers with doctors is silly, but of course in the ears of designers it sounds sweet.
I used to look up to Monteiro, but nowadays he seems to argue for the sake of it, and not because the argument would bring something important to the table. He likes to win arguments, and that's it. Or maybe he's always been like that and I happen to disagree with him lately. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I feel you man!