One thing I've noticed about a lot of posts on this thread is that they tell me one thing in common. Guess it doesn't really apply to bands alone; it could go just about anywhere.
People could sing whatever they wanted, whatever message they wanted to spread. The posters here seem to want to do something extraordinary with the band, but the band... isn't that intrested in packaging the song right. A bad book, even about a good subject, is still going to be a bad book.
So it turns us off, and we resort to making music on our own (or with like-minded people) while setting our own standards.
The OP tells me of something I'm also fed up of listening to: people who just sloppily slap beats on synths and call it music. That's low quality DAW work. However, the same low quality can happen with bands. I've heard it too often; I've been in a band before and I am in one now, and I do sometimes take the opportunity to listen to bands around me -- to see what they lack, or what they do well, and I learn from that.
So bands and people who work with DAWs fall on either side of the spectrum, really. At the end of the day...... there are good musicians, there are bad musicians, there are those who are happy with mediocrity, and there are those who constantly push themselves to be better. And that is all!