When we talk about aesthetics in this industry, I feel like we spend so much time and energy on the trapping of style and presentation and never talk about content, about the work. We define our terms, especially for more contemporary work, not by what the work is saying or even by the intent of the artists, but by the technology and the somewhat superficial details of language and presentation. I don't think this is serving our field very well.
I don't know if I can improve on that sentiment in any way. I've got to think to mull that one over.