Where is the Brand in SharePoint Modern?

I spent a fair amount of time on SharePoint Modern projects in the last year of so, and you know what, I often found myself asking this same question. In the quest for easy implementation and out-of-the-box functionality, a lot is often left by the wayside. Look, I get it. Companies have to deal with limited budgets, and intranets or digital workspaces are generally low on their list of priorities, even though they tend to recognized their importance as a productivity tool.