All a bit sad.
I've dealt with a load of SIs (both onshore/offshore based) and have seen what's happened to HP with sadness over the last years 15-20 years.
They still have the dynamic and personable MBA-toting guy at the top of the team, and the "I got a 2:1 from a good uni and a TopMan suit" filler at the bottom (undoubtedly each with a team of 20 off-shore 'resources', the leader of which is too polite to call them out in-front of me) - but what they uniquely used to have was the grumpy "I'm late-middle-aged, know how computers work and this is bollocks" people.
I used to enjoy the direct emails we'd exchange to both commiserate on the shortcomings on both our sides, and our plans to 'nudge' our project towards success neither of us would ever be recognized for.
These people tended to be from the takeovers HP had historically made, and whose stock-options/pension schemes had inoculated them against the short-term-kool-aid that infests the market.
I'm clearly just griping here and maybe I'm wrong - but HP seems to be hell-bent on ensuring what made them unique is eradicated - and that seems to me, to be insane.