From a different perspective the question could be; do pilots today really learn what they need to know to operate the system? (The system here being the airplane.)You have a legitimate concern.
Another is the scope and effectiveness of the training. Do pilot’s today learn what they need to know about actually flying an airplane rather than operating systems? Remember the rule, “First, fly the airplane”? That (perceived, by me) training deficiency applies to Private pilots as well as Airline Transport pilot’s.