Many presentations of the Higgs mechanism only explain it as giving mass to the $W$ and $Z$ gauge bosons, but don't mention the quarks or charged leptons. For example:
But it is equally responsible for the generation of the fermion mass terms via the Yukawa coupling of the fermion fields to the pre-symmetry-breaking Higgs field becoming a fermion mass term plus a new Yukawa coupling to the post-symmetry breaking Higgs field, correct? So, for example, I believe that during the electroweak epoch when the universe was hotter than 100 GeV and electroweak symmetry had not yet been broken, all fermions were completely massless.
I know that historically, Higgs et al were originally only trying to explain the masses of the gauge bosons, not fermions. Is the emphasis on the Higgs mechanism's granting mass to the gauge bosons just a historical relic?