I think your opinion is 100% valid but my impression is that what you're looking for should be addressed on a different kind of tutorial. I believe that tutorials like this are more oriented to the genre and the producer himself, so aspiring producers can learn a few tricks on how someone like James Dymond or Activa achieve their signature sound. For me that point was fully covered on these tutorials and even more.
The more musical aspect of producing which involves melodies, chord progressions, key selection, etc. I think should not be addressed within the same tutorial realm as the "Producing x genre" type of tutorial, because it would require an instructor more profesionally trained to be a trainer on those musical aspects of production.
Today's professional producers are used to work very rapidly because most of the time they need to fulfill label's targets, so they develop this machine-gun style that sometimes is mind-boggling... just consider the chapters where James made the arrangement of the track full with intro, outro, breakdown, transitions, etc in just a matter of a few minutes.... but in order to do so they had to compromise by having pre-made .mid files with melodies and chords and using presets, otherwise the tutorial would need to run for 25 hours instead of 5.
Take a look at the tutorials by SeamlessR... who is not a producer as successful as Dymond or Activa, but instead is a very very successful instructor who makes most of his income giving personalized lessons about DAWs and production techniques.