I like the attitude, but the target is wrong. It’s not web developers who want websites to look like that. Clients, designers and PR want all this garbage, not us. Ok, well, some firms are out there just to “Push the Medium,” but in large part to attract the attention of these silly clients.
I was working as a contractor once to make a web app that allowed people to generate a visual business card for their email signature. We wanted to test, but everyone on the team had text-only email clients…
If you really want to blame somebody, blame the CMS companies. CMSs are the Trojan horse for not only all the bloat, but also the Hipsters-sipping-coffee aesthetic becoming standard.