The food you make is only as good as your tools, ingredients, and willingness to fail.
(The last two are outside the scope of this site.)
The reason the KitchenAid Stand Mixer is a mainstay in a well stocked kitchen is because it’s really good at what it does.
It’s an embodiement of technology making our lives better - taking a huge amount tedious manual labor and making it nearly effortless. Do you remember how much better freshly whipped cream is than anything you can buy in a store? It’s only minutes away from reality.
The annoyance of mixing cookie dough for an endless period of time? Gone, replaced with a mechanical whir.
It’s not that you don’t lose something with with the subtraction of the strain of mixing from the cooking experience. But time and effort and willpower are finite — is the physical strain of mixing an impediment or a reward in and of itself?
By making it a choice — effortless mixing or a conscious application of force — both choices become better than if they were in isolation.