Yes! Issues of attending to the people using systems, how systems will be operated and maintained, is less ‘attractive’ than designing new systems or a ‘better mousetrap’!
Yes! Our education and training systems favour and reward design over implementation.
Yes! Sometimes it is just a question of power – the ‘Golden Rule’ (‘he who has the gold makes the rules’). Designers of new systems often have more power and resources than those who have to operate them.