In every discipline, mastering fundamental skills and actions allows performers to leapfrog to new heights and prowess. The fundamentals serve as the core and foundational routines from which more complex tactics can be perfected. Without a firm grasp of the fundamentals, success is fleeting, as performers have nothing to fall back upon when execution unexplainably suffers.
I understand where you are coming from. I held the same position before and I still do (I'm agreeing agreeably to the contents in this post). In my experience, most issues I see are the result of a misunderstanding cause by poor listening and not ineffective communication. Sometimes I feel like I am stuck inside an alternate reality like in the movie Pleasantville except in my case I'm stuck in the TV sitcom Threes Company.