This conversation reminds me a lot of my sound engineering days.
The advent of digital technology, with its soundcards, cheap mics,
synthesized instruments and computer-music software programs did
change the lives of many sound engineers and studios around the world.
But the tool does not make the man.
It didn't take long for most artists to realize that being a jack-of-
all-trades means doing most everything half-right. Or half-wrong...
So they turned back to the pros for engineering, and stayed true to
their calling, that of being a performer.
In the design world too, I think that same cycle is bound to happen.
Not that there will not be exceptions...