I've seen good bands with a microKorg/Ion and I've seen bad bands with the same. I'm not saying you can't make good music on a budget. I'm saying that as this trend grows, sellouts emerge. I'm sure we all hate sellouts - people who make generic, for-the-public versions of genres we've loved and cultivated. Block Party, The Bravery, and Gwen Steffani. These are our enemies. They are the first wave of electro-sellouts.
They aren't enemies. They're pop musicians. You are free to take them or leave them. I doubt they go around telling everyone to hate Tyler2000 music or his genre of music. It's counter productive to be negative about anyone's music. If you don't like it, ignore it and promote your music.