In general, advanced amateur works also looks better than pro work of 30 years ago. Perfect, sharp, and wonderfully--well-- wonderful. But it sucks too. We don't need thousands of advanced amateurs wandering around the desert trying to be Ansel Adams in digital colour. (Not that I have any love for the visual work of that old faker; he was a master technician and teacher and that is all.)
I think I only care about photography that moves me emotionally and leaves me changed. And I don't mean photography that is solely "socially relevant" or depressing. It could be funny or ironic. It must say something about the human condition, and, yes, it could even be a landscape in colour. Instead of posting a photo today, I will post the Nobel Prize acceptance speech of William Faulkner.