in my experience, few people have any idea about how objects are manufactured. Whether a one off product, or mass production.
3D printing is nice, but it is allowing people to "build" models which can't otherwise be built. This is really great for some truly inspired designs, but simply a waste for the other huge percentage of models which people want to produce, but have no concept of wall thickness, material properties, draft angles, parting lines, machined features, secondary operations, and even common off the shelf parts and their uses (i.e. rivets, inserts, and other fastener options.
Sadly, many of the models are not even pretty. They are simple extrusions, and revolves from a CAD program.
The world is filled with better examples of cast parts from decades and centuries ago.
CAD and 3D printing offer some great potential, but the majority of designs being modeled and/or printed are terrible.
Two recent models I've seen that are really good examples of craftsmanship are:
The Armenian Cross Stone is a work of art, and looks to have been designed with 3D printing in mind. The model is broken up into interlocking pieces which will allow for better finishing, and perhaps reduce build time.
The Optimized Bracket is the type of product 3D printers should be fabricating.