I for one feel like AI's presence is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to a creative medium.
As a blessing, it can help artists rediscover form, rediscover style, explore composition, pose, it shows just how important lighting is, and it shows the value of handcrafted works, and how the human element matters in art.
As a curse, it looks good to those who don't look at it. But when you look closer, even outside obvious thinks like hands, there are incongruencies that are plainly-obvious to those who simply zoom in, or look closer at the generated images. Even if a non-artist looks closer, they can spot problems with the art.
But the worst of the curse? The people. The people looking to profit off of AI, or looking to use it as a quick means to save money. The people who hold control over the jobs who make creative works possible. They're banking on "AI" being something that will save them hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs and they're banking on it even if it destroys the livelihoods of real artists who put real work into the art- even if it is just dumb, soulless corporate paper-clipping-flat-bullshit.
And on top of these frat/sorority-club types in big business who wish to cut corners everywhere, are the braindead morons who hate the machien think that the machine is the one threatening them. It's like a tree who blames the axe for the chopping the lumberjack does- dumb, misplaced, and completely towards the wrong target. The axe is unthinking, unfeeling, and has no input on what it does, and yet the tree blames the axe when it's the lumberjack who has facilitated the tree's trauma.