Conservatism is not more attractive to the intellectual and the theorist because it tells him that at the end of the day, it is not his theories that make the world work; it is normal people doing what they do on a regular basis.
True Conservatism is on every level a humbling philosophy. It does not indulge envy, nor non-consensual aspirations. It does not preserve the status of the business leader whose ideas have become obsolete. Statistically, it does not preserve the wealth of the overwhelming majority of the families who aquire it for more than one or two generations. It will not cater to anyone specifically but it improves the quality of life for everyone. And those who protest government Cronyism within the system giving certain businesses an unfair advantage, simply highlight the corrupting influence of excessive government involvement, and make the case for free enterprise once again.