You are absolutely right.
As I was reading your comment, I just kept thinking about what I was going to say to add to it, and then one sentence later you'd be saying what I was going to say, until you got out all my thoughts on the subject more eloquently than I could have done. Excellent comment, and I hope more people understand this soon.
I feel like right now it is finally becoming popular to appear to be intellectual, so I hope the next generation starts pushing real understanding of things like this instead of pseudointellectualism. I believe the pseudointellectualism that is common now is beneficial overall, but when it goes a step further and people learn better where to direct their effort, as in your example, toward the researchers as much as - or more than - research, I think then we will be in a very good world of intelligent discourse being the norm. I just hope someone finds a way to effectively eliminate the pack mentality and echo chamber of current forums of discussion. Hubski is a step in the right direction, but I still don't think it's there, or even that close.