Are we making the web too complicated?

Exactly as I did the other week, Laurie Voss saw a tweet about the complication of front-end development and responded.
From the outside, front end development in 2017 looks pathologically overcomplicated. Is this a fair perception? If so, why is it happening?
— Pinboard (@Pinboard) May 21, 2017
The replies to Maciej’s tweet are interesting to read. They fall roughly into two camps:

Older/not front-end developers: because the web is shit!
Current front-end developers: because shit is hard!

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