This seems to me to be a provocative statement aimed at dumping all alternative printers into one large basket. I could just as easily say that people who tend to use 35mm cameras take boring undergraduate 'art school project' photos that show nothing more than overconsumption of caffeine and a looming deadline. And clearly, I could find plenty of examples of some really pretentious but overwrought and unoriginal work in this vein. But that does not mean that anyone picking up a small camera is a self-absorbed, shallow-thinking juvenile dripping in teen angst. It just means that some are. I think it is the same with the alt-process world. There is some really good work and some really unoriginal work.
I suggest looking at the pictures. If they work for you great. If they don't, move on.