"Progress usually is a result of people who take an unpopular position. 'Well, we've always done it this way is the worst excuse we can use."'
This is 99% garbage and 1% correct.
The reason we do things in the ways we currently do them is that those ways work. 99% of the time when we strike out to do things in a new way, Old Lady Reality slaps us across the cheek and says, "Idiot! We do things that way for a reason!"