My hypothesis—and i'm open to counter-arguments—is that the people who are most optimistic about the state of AI tools that write code, don't write code day to day. And that they see the cryptic output that these tools generate, and they think it looks a lot like the cryptic code software developers write. QED.

What I personally really want is a tool that can look at some code and explain to me what it does. That would be useful!