I thought your point was that these buildings only appealed to people who thought that the high-level engineering and outlandish forms was fanboyish "cool" rather than "beautiful" and that such a mentality lacked sophistication. Now your argument is that these buildings appeal to elitist, grad-school types who fawn over some contrived profound theoretical meaning. Which is it?
It's both....and more. Gehry's web catches a great variety of "fans", and his greatness spawns a lot of haters as well. Doesn't really matter....empirically speaking, this particular project/design, in this particular location, is quite sensational....and should be built. If you think not, then you are probably wearing track pants.
And that's really all there is to say about that.