I can't disagree more.
Studying the patterns help being better user of each language. Consider it a "classic" coding education. Is totally worth the time. Especially because after a while, you see the ideas, the broader picture, not the words or the code.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
See, I can play the quotes game :-P Besides, you missed my point, taking that out of context. Read it again.