Absolutely, that was my point - it was understood that the controls guy has (should have) the appropriate training and education on the system he is installing, engineering, etc. The HVAC/operator side should be held to the same standard, too. All sides can benefit from comprehensive and up-to-date training & education, and there is no substitute for experience.
Canned HVAC works and has been around quite awhile, but it still needs to be properly matched. Differentiation between controls knowledge and HVAC knowledge is often times fuzzy - major cause of misunderstandings and problems between controls, HVAC, operators, and owner/managers. Controls guys expected to know it all and apply - tough to do with neglected or POS equipment/systems. Ultimately, no matter how well designed or comprehensive the controls system - it is only as good as the equipment it controls and the operator.