Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
So take crayons away from kids because they don't know how to draw?
Not at all. Take Wacom tablets away from kids because they don't know how to draw, and give them crayons. I'm a software engineer, and this holds true for any type of software.

Computer programs always work in metaphors, and those unfamiliar with the metaphor are not going to benefit from it. Mechanical engineers will tell you that those who haven't hand-drafted in school have much less facility with CAD packages, which use many drafting metaphors.

Much of Photoshop is built on darkroom and other physical photographic metaphors, and the same type of connections apply.