Bravo webaddict. Remember what life was like before YouTube or Facebook? It's hard. YouTube just turned 5 years old and I think Facebook has been publicly available for 3 years? Remember when we all scoffed at MySpace never losing the crown of social media king?
Do you know who Gary Vaynerchuck, Seth Godin or Guy Kawasaki are? If you do, you can thank social media for that. If you don't you are not marketing yourself (or a successful one for that matter).
It's simple when it comes to social media. You either are the type of person who hates the idea and think its a fad. Or you are all for it and support the medium.
If you hate it you are most likely the type of developer/designer who is OK living on a modest income, building things for local rotary clubs and staying in your own niche in your own small town.
If you are into social media you are trying to make a name for yourself, be heard, get seen, make money on a large scale.
I think neither side will convince the other any differently.