This comes out of a discussion with @georockstar09, and thanks for the thought-fodder!
Our society very clearly recognizes the value of those who do the leg-work to collect the raw data for studies. But as I look around I see a noticeable under-representation of philosophers using the studies and adding the human touch — connecting the cold dead facts and workable ideas and theories regarding the human condition.
I know there are still some out there. But I think our society puts more importance on gleaners of knowledge . . . than on the gleaners of wisdom.