Both you and the poster you're replying to have a point.
Certainly in the UK (and I wouldn't be surprised to find it in the US, for similar reasons), the accountancy industry is in bit of a panic. Software that does 90% of what they do has finally become cheap and accessible enough for pretty much anyone.
All of a sudden, Dave down the street starts offering accountancy services at a 40% discount (which he makes possible by having the cheapest kid fresh out of school punch numbers into a computer - or even outsource punching numbers into a computer to someone in a much cheaper country). Your accountant is stuck with a problem: How does he persuade his clients that it's worth using him rather than going to Dave down the street? As far as his clients are concerned, both people are doing the exact same job, it's just that one is much cheaper.
Copying Dave and cutting prices is only going to go one way - all other things being equal, clients will choose one or other of them more-or-less at random and they'll be sharing a much smaller pie. Which is only going to get smaller as the software becomes more sophisticated and the clients think "Why do I need an accountant at all? I can sign up to use the software and do it myself". But accountants are subject to the same foibles as anyone else, so there's no shortage of them doing exactly this.
Some accountants aren't doing this. They're looking at providing business advice and using ever more inventive ways of twisting tax law to save their clients money. They're not cutting their fees at all - instead, they're looking to do more things that justify their fees and even jacking them up. It's dead easy to charge a client £4,000 if you've just saved them £10,000.
People like your good self clearly see the value in this. Lots of people don't see this value - either because they have simpler lives and hence the value doesn't exist or because they're quite short-sighted.