I think the problem is that user experience is still too wooly a subject in terms of courses and career paths.
Is it psychology? Do I do compuer science with HCI? Is it design?
Fundamentally it's still such a young industry that is not yet established. On top of that UX still is not an ingrained business function. Most business have been producing "good enough" software products for years without having to add additional costs.
Which is why the established education system is not addressing the need head on. Simply. there is not enough demand. The commercial courses that do offer specific training do so by selling to the enlightened.
There is much todo, the industry is making significant inroads into becoming established but it will take a little longer to be pervasive.
What to do now? Well that's the million dollar question. We need to address the prevailing wind. Everybody wants to make more conversions because the promised land of SEO hasn't delivered the increase in sales the boards were expecting. If we talk in the language of conversion and the role: usability, accessibilty etc plays then we'll start to make sense and then specific course will be created.
By addressing these fundamental question - I can see that it will be easier to make inroads into this profession so that we can concentrate on the "how to's". Until then i suspect every open forum for UX will continue to be besieged by such questions.
I personally don't mind this - after all we all began somewhere.