The primary purpose of creating a wireframe is to facilitate feedback and revision. Is that happening with the digital wireframes? Creating wireframes which is then followed by designs has become a norm in a designer’s workflow nowadays. Technically making wireframing just a step in the process and proving less valuable for the product design.
Dustin Senos, former head of design at Medium explains more about this in his article “How to get value from wireframes”. He explains the process that he follows and how it helped him come up with better solutions by exploring multiple ideas.
Painting a broken car, no matter how great the paint job is, doesn’t make the car useful.