Now that you can buy a pair of CDJs with automatic beat sync , manually beat matching is a thing of the past or will be soon.
With that said, the only thing we have left to set us apart is creativity. Not that it wasn't before, but learning to beatmatch weeded out the less talented or impatient djs. Since that's no longer the case, we need to get creative and come up with quality bootlegs to compete.
If you are a dj / producer, able to create your owns sounds and put together a track, then you have nothing to worry about. For those who can't make a beat to save their lives,... go chop up a few tracks and piece them together.
I'm I wrong in thinking this way? Yes there are EQ and mixing techniques that a person will still need to work on, but matching the tempo was always the hardest step. no?