This really doesn't change a thing. Those who hose-down the scenery and try to glean great images from the deluge have been around a long time. All it does is waste time and resources.
Problem is, there are only so many Garry Winograd types (one to my counting) and, as a famous motion picture producer once exclaimed, "From sh*t you get sh*t".
If you need further proof that people are not fooled by quantity over quality, just look the resurgence of popularity in LF in this day and age! People still value skill and craftsmanship.
I think pop culture will continue to shove crap on our plates, the only think is we don't have to eat it.