While I was at Agile 2008, the Agile Alliance meeting talked with its members about many things. One of which was a new mission statement. It was something down the lines of "making software development more productive, humane, sustainable."
It actually brought a few people in the room to teary eyes.
I think this is one of the points behind Agile that most people don't get. It's not just a process or methodology, but about helping us work in a professional manner without unnecessary burden. Software development is a creative process, we need to recover some of the humanity.