Title? I don't need no stinkin' title.
Is that a result of 5E or just D&D and human behavior in general? I mean, this argument is as old as D&D. I was always the one saying that my thief (yes thief) knew how to find traps, I didn't. Others wanted people to describe how they were finding the trap or going into long drawn out descriptions of how they were getting down to the ground to see trip wires and carefully examining the wall for wear spots where others have pushed before.In my experience running 5E -- including a lot of convention games -- "Can I roll perception?" is a lot more common than "I listen/look/sniff intently." I think 5E encourages people to focus on their characters sheets rather than the game, whatever the book says about the DM calling for rolls.
I don't think either is better than the other.