Classical vs Vernacular. Classical is formal, designed by professional architects. Vernacular is generally done by amateurs... those who love. It tends to be overbuilt to ensure it will stand the test of time. As a world becomes more engineered, the classical and the vernacular become more valued.
Some actually may enjoy living in this world, but for many, it is a world to be endured. Yes, it is engineered to be antiseptic, but in doing so, the lifeblood is also sucked out. Can we do better? Of course we can. We just have to do it.