Has architecture taken the wrong turn?

It seems that most architects are now also designers as well as developers, and spend more energy discussing and describing the technology results than discussing the principles and methods that make architecture.

In my world, architecture should start at the beginning, where architecture finds its origin: with principles and methods.

Designers then apply the architectural rules and artifacts to design the infrastructure – be it technology, management, facilities, or whatever they are working on.

Developers then develop the designs into applicable facilities, and service providers make the resulting facilities available to customers, in a sustainable way, to create value.

So many architects seem to have lost connection with the actual delivery of value in the phase of service delivery. Most of what I see is that instead of the principles, the practices attract all attention. I think this will cost us dearly.

Am I wrong? What do you think?