Do you mean: What if I want to control my tools instead of them controlling me?
If you're doing design in the 21st century, you sure as heck are going to be concerning yourself with technlogy.
Software is not just a way to get a job done but constitutes a big part of your creative practice. This deserves your attention!
You do both.
Is it really possible to have a clear separation?
It's all well and good being interested in something, but if you're going to take it seriously then you've got to at least entertain some of the things that lie on the peripheries of that thing.
It's not only about technology and design, it's also about freedom.