I'm personally guilty of this sort of treatment to some developers. When I first started developing in 1993, there was no real help or forums on developing sites. As well, web technology has drastically changed. It used to be just HTML and tables for layouts.
What I am trying to say is that where programs like Frontpage and Dreamweaver used to run the web industry, it's just not that simple anymore and it's easy for a person like me to get frusterated with those people who have just put their foot in the door and think that they are good developers. It's actually the threatening truth that "web developers and designers are a dime-a-dozen, good ones are priceless", and I like to fall in the "priceless" range. Novice developers that try to claim fame to their minimal skillset pose a direct threat to more experienced developers becuase the reality is, really poor developers work somewhere and get paid for putting out crap.
MikeG, this is in no way directed at you. These are just my rambling thoughts.