Yes!!! It is annoying to watch ballet videos and see only fouettes and pirouettes. It is much more interesting to watch true artistic expression, and if fouettes and pirouettes and other crowd-pleasers fit that category, that's fine. Just don't use them at the expense of art.
One of my favorite ballets, Serenade, has hardly any movement in the beginning, but it is very profound and I would rather watch it then all the fouettes in the world.
The argument many people seem to have for ballet being a sport is that dancers work just as hard as atheletes. That they sweat and stuff. Well, there are many activities that require hard physical work. There are obvious differences between a sport and an art, but I'm not going to repeat what's already been said. Dance is art. It's that simple.