The barrier to entry is low and the noise to signal ratio is higher, a side effect of cheaper technology. The downside is that while it's easier to physically make films, it will never be easier to write a better story. As someone who works in independent film occasionally, a lot of the time I find myself asking that besides the paycheque and the fun people you meet, what the hell am I doing here? There is simply too much content and not enough time to digest it all, not enough fucks to give. I guess some people need something to do in their lives. Once in a while a great film will come out and it will all seem like it was worth it, feeding flames to the fire.