No, it's not the primary thing, but it's a normal protein-rich substitute. Think about yourself - the average meat eater doesn't make the effort to think about the terror, suffering, abuse, cramped quarters, worker contempt, stress, and a thousand other evils that go into what they eat, they just take it for granted as something they put in a sandwich.
I do the same - except there's no karma by association that I make myself responsible for. It's a really simple basic ethical choice. If you could have something that tastes 90-99% the same but not built on suffering, why would you choose the cruelty version?
I can go to my fridge and pull out a cashew or soy yogurt you probably wouldn't know the difference for, a cheddar that's 95% indistinguishable - and I would know - a Lightlife fake bacon that's maybe 70% equivalent straight and 90-95% indistinguishable in a BLT, a mayo you probably wouldn't distinguish in a blind test, a burger (Field Roast handformed, not all are as good as it) that's 90-95%, fake fish sticks damn near 100% (my meat eater friend liked them better than the "real" thing), fake sausage around 95-100%, fake ice cream that's easily 100% (Ben and Jerry's though I'm not buying them with their Resist flavor going on right now).
You can enjoy all of these in their own right. If you don't want to, there's a million other just-plant-origin things that don't even fill a substitute role. Unless you eat your meat raw, bloody, and quivering, it's not even about "association" because most meat products are processed almost beyond recognition.
I used to be carnivore, but it's come a long way in 20 years or even just ten. Honestly, I'm not missing anything or even thinking about it.