Two mountains where I ski have recently created new trail maps. The original maps were painted by James Niehues, but to save money management chose not to have him do the new ones.
The new maps are far inferior to the old ones. These maps lead to confusion when viewed by people unfamiliar with the mountain. They also have larger trees pictured. Clearly it takes less time to photoshop in some fake trees if you make them large, because you can use less trees to fill in a section. Unfortunately when the trees are larger, it makes the mountain look smaller than it is. Seems like management would find this embarrassing. But the people who chose to make these new maps this way are visually insensitive and not aware of these changes for the worse.
I fear this will be the trend as computer-generated maps become easier to produce. Computer programs do not yet have embedded in them the intelligence to make a stunning map that takes into account the way humans interpret and use what they see. Niehues is a master at this.