A common putdown for a pretty thing that is not very useful is to say that it places “Form over Function,” meaning that the designer or builder put more effort into the way something looked than how it worked. It means that the person making the selection based their decision on how good it looked and not how well it worked.
I have seen a lot of change in warehouse construction and operations. When you have been designing and operating warehouse facilities for almost three decades, you get to see a lot of change in the technology and practices.
Still, some foundational aspects of the job never change. Like asking the local building officials what model codes they follow.