Wow, I opened a can of worms! Guess I wasn't aware that "maker" had acquired this negative sense. When I quoted it I was thinking in terms more like the way Visor and AzBruin are using it. A sense that it had a decade or more ago when it first appeared on my radar. Like a DIYer, but more of an inventive, resourceful, junkyard engineering, tinkering sort. Oops, now "tinkering" is probably a semantic landmine. But I thought this was a sensibility that was coming back around, as things do every couple of generations. Pendulum swings.
I think it mostly has a negative connotation because of how many tend to refuse help from knowledgeable sources and instead rely upon unverified bad advice, often from the internet.
If you consider yourself a maker and you don't fall into that trap, then I have no beef with you.
So, where I work we have a great makerspace which has many positive outcomes for its primary users (university students and faculty). First, I do see what I call "makerhate" among some folks. Well, some people don't like anything, particularly if they didn't invent it. But, more to the emerging maker thread, there was an early meeting of makerspace doers, supporters, proponents, etc. and I think 3/4 of the people attending that meeting were homebrewers!