"Somewhere along the way, however, we tricked ourselves into thinking..."
So: when a good idea is implemented poorly, then bad things happen. Why is this news?
'DevOps' isn't killing the developer; people who are abusing developers are killing developers and using [place idea here] as an excuse. If you focus on 'DevOps', then you're going to throw out an idea and do nothing to prevent people abusing developers and using [idea n+1] as an excuse.