I think I strike a happy medium there. I'll take the 'phone and sometimes use the maps, but I've never considered letting it tell me directions.
Back in the Good Old Days I used to go out deliberately without map and compass in any non-clear weather in my local stomping ground of the time for a fleeting illusion of wilderness.
 One of the best times was when that stomping ground was the Peak District: Kinder was a favourite place to get lost in the swirling mists. Sadly far too small an area to get genuinely away from things.