There's more photography today than ever before, simply because it is so accessible.
In an environment where people grow up around a certain quality of photographs, perhaps iPhone snapshots is the accepted 'standard' going forward? I say get used to it.
The good thing is that those who really care can see right away whether somebody does good photography or not. And as far as the 'creme de la creme' photographs - the cream tends to always float to the top, regardless of how much noise there is underneath.
It's best maybe to relax, do your best to improve your own photography, and show with your work what you can do. Arguing about what others do usually doesn't amount to anything productive.
To round my reply off, I will also add that I have seen a surprising amount of good work from people who use camera phones.
Self promotion is a key aspect of business in the Internet age. You get a website. You post links to it wherever possible and it helps you with getting better search engine results. Yellow pages and hanging up a shingle are the old duffer way. Promotion and business are mostly unrelated to quality or style of photography; once in a while those things collide and something great shows for it.
Thinking about this I'll bet chefs and serious professional cooks think the same thing these days.
One might argue that in an age where people are famous for simply being famous, a good photographer shooting them might be the more enduring icon.