While I completely agree with you, I don't think the tone was bad on the single.
Somewhere down the line it's just about the product though, not how you got there. And if they can get the tone to fit the sound they're going for this route..
In my own experience real mic'd up amps always trumps the softwares. But there's also where the reamping comes into play. But even there you're creating more work for themselves (the producers) than it would be to just use real live amps from the beginning. So yeah it's a little weird 😂