My wife just passed another piano grade and I was reading the feedback - difficult for me to hear in the music what the examiner has written but I got the sense that within the music you can hear the player. I use the analogy with musical friends and I compare it to Autotune. There's also a nice contrast between a friend's father who makes chairs by hand for a living and Ikea. On the one hand we have the idea that we can see the hand of the craftsman in the object, whereas on the other we have predictably, repeatability, consistency. Reminds me of a quote from photo.net:
Yes, I know, drum scan, photoshop, sharper, great color, consistency every time... ...where I come from....we call those posters.