Because actually taking the time to learn how to sing is overrated. Seriously guys. ;D
I've been seeing these commercials for T-Pain, Bratz, insert other brand here auto-tuning microphones aimed at children. If you ask me, it sounds like they're discouraging children from using their actual vocals because the only way to become a good singer nowadays is to auto-tune your voice.
I mean, isn't it MORE rewarding to learn how to sing with your own voice through hard work and determination? Or is it more rewarding to do what so many musicians do in these days; don't learn to sing and auto-tune it? I don't get why you would even want to take the easy way out on something like singing. It's almost like our dependancy on technology is making us lazier and lazier on everything we do, including singing. Which can be done just as well without technology. I guess all the "mainstream" music industry cares about now is you look attractive, your voice has nothing to do with it.
Our society disgusts me.