It is not so much pride in workmanship, it is pride in profit/dividends which is what business is about.
The shift from our perception of quality has been brought about because once upon a time engineers used slide rules for their math. Slide rules are not the most accurate things and there was necessarily what is called over-engineering. Over-engineering manifested itself in products that were, as typical side effects, long lasting.
Enter the calculator and engineers could come closer to the 'optimal' design and reduce the price by less over-engineering. The computer age allows design to the edge of any target that is set, such as statistically lasting 1 day longer than the warranty (or reasonable ACL scope) or exceeding a mandated load factor by a fraction of a percent rather than maybe the 20% common from the slide rule days, and here we are.