Agree, agree, agree. I remember when I first started writing professionally someone asked me: Who do you write like?
they were not happy about my answer, "Me."
But I must say, I've always enjoyed a good "turn of phrase" and I'm not seeing as much as I used to. Of course these things, like everything else, run in ebbs and flows, so, who knows?
The do's and don'ts have always been around but the programs do have their limits and if you get 2 out of 20 using the same prompts......
Also, is it just me or am I seeing a reluctance to take risks? On one hand, yes, I see some wonderful risk taking but on the other I see people too afraid to take a risk that might result in someone not liking them/their work.
It's going to be interesting.