Suppose you are right (not saying you are, but you do have a point there), still that mess of a jumbled heap of disorganized half-assed standards is the most important thing to have happened in recent memory, and is a 100% must learn/must teach technology.
It reminds me what some people say of science. They say that scientists don't know much (which is true) and that they change their mind (true again) and that - can't recall what else they say. But my answer is always is that while not much and still in its infancy, science is our only true possession. Now that I think of it, science == open-source.