In the wild west that is PHP, we were given a tool, a magical tool to help us organise our code better, to become better programmers, and write better, more distributable code. And what did we do? We bastardised it solely for the purposes of autoloading. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!
So you’re a web developer eh? You make websites and web apps? Well riddle me this, what makes you different from a C++ developer, a command line interface (CLI) app developer, or a mobile developer? The Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) right? HTTP is this holy grail of what the modern tech world is built upon, without HTTP there would be no websites, no APIs, no Twitter/Facebook/Instagram!
So Tim Berners Lee, we salute you, but I feel we kind of got lost along the way with how we perceive software development for the web.