Your opinion is your opinion. You're using "We" as if you speak for the whole generation. I'm almost certain you're the minority with thay way if thinking. Art is anything you physically make, if you drew cards on a paper it would still be considered as art. It's like saying mumble rap isn't music, no matter what your perspective on it is, people still physically made you move to the groove. Same thing with card art. My point of view is that if you drew the card layout yourself and combined different effects on the player image and the background it's easily considered as art. You don't need CS Illustrator to draw the outlines, paint.net is free and perfectly fine to use. You need imagination tho.
Making the same exact card over and over again to make it look as if it was pulled straight through the game is perfectly fine, but if you didn't make anything around it, if you just downloaded everything that other people made such as the layout, backgrounds, player images without any modifications, that's not really your art now is it?
About the expensive programs thing, you see, if you wanted to make music with a guitar or a piano, you'd need a guitar or a piano. If you wanted to make a movie, you'd need something to record with. You want to play basketball? Sure, you need a ball tho. If you wanted to make card art, you'd need something to draw/put everything together on. You don't see me making in-game music bc I don't have the software or knowledge to do so.
If someone takes writing haikus seriously, who are you to judge him and say what he should or shouldn't do? You can share you opinion, yes, but don't think you have the proper authority to tell that person what he wants to do.
Btw. all of you guys that don't have the balls to call me out by username, shouldn't even call anyone out at first. That's sissy behavior, if you have a problem with someone, call that person out by his username, or send him a PM. Using this innuendo bullshit just proves how big of a cat you really are.
I'm real sick so please don't make me respond to this bs anymore, everything I wrote here is perfectly understandable, I don't need to draw everything for everyone all the time.